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  Carisbrooke Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The castle remained in the possession of Richard de Redvers family until 1293, when Countess Isabella de Fortibus sold it to Edward I, after which the government was entrusted to wardens as representatives of the crown.
The keep was added to the castle in the reign of Henry I, and in the reign of Elizabeth I, when the Spanish Armada was expected, it was surrounded by an elaborate pentagonal fortification by Sir George Carey.
In the centre of the castle enclosure are the domestic buildings; these are mostly of the 13th century, with upper parts of the 16th.
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 CARISBROOKE - LoveToKnow Article on CARISBROOKE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Carisbrooke is not mentioned by name in the Domesday Survey, but Bowcombe, its principal manor, was a dependency of the royal manor of Amesbury, and was obtained from the king by William Fitz Osbern in exchange for three Wiltshire manors.
The keep was added to the castle in the reign of henry I., and in the reign of Elizabeth, when the Spanish Armada was expected, it was surrounded by an elaborate pentagonal fortification.
In 1904 the chapel of St Nicholas in the castle was reopened and reconsecrated, having been rebuilt as a national memorial of Charles I. The remains of the castle are extensive and imposing, and the keepers house and other parts are inhabited, but the kings apartments are in ruins.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /C/CA/CARISBROOKE.htm   (1009 words)

  
 CastleXplorer - Carisbrooke Castle
Later development of the castle was largely influenced by the threat of invasion from France and Spain.
The castle remained the official residence of the governor of the Isle of Wight until the death of the last resident governor, Princess Beatrice, in 1944.
It is home to the Carisbrooke Castle Museum and, rather unusually, a team of donkeys that are used to demonstrate the treadwheel in the 16th century wellhouse.
www.castlexplorer.co.uk /england/carisbrooke/carisbrooke.php   (304 words)

  
 Carisbrooke Castle
The original 'motte and bailey' castle was laid out in the 11th century, and the polygonal Keep was added in the first half of the 12th century, built on an artificial mound.
Following the family's departure from Carisbrooke, the castle was bought by Edward I. Two medieval wells still exist within the castle: the Keep houses the first well, which is some 160ft (48.5m) deep and is reached by 71 steps; and the second well is contained in a 16th century wellhouse in the courtyard.
Carisbrooke Castle is a compact and unusual arrangement of building evidence spanning some 1200 years.
www.theheritagetrail.co.uk /castles/carisbrooke%20castle.htm   (513 words)

  
 Carisbrooke - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Carisbrooke   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The history of the castle goes back to Roman times, and its fortifications were extended and elaborated until the late 16th century.
Charles I was imprisoned in its Norman castle from 1647 to 1648.
The castle houses the Isle of Wight County Museum.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Carisbrooke   (158 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight
Carisbrooke Castle is the castle in the middle of the Isle of Wight, and has long been used as the key stronghold of the Island.
Carisbrooke castle is thought to have been the site of a Roman fort, but there is little evidence and many conflicting theories.
At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1642, the Governor of Carisbrooke was Jerome, Earl of Portland.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A291782   (1434 words)

  
 Carisbrooke Castle -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The castle is mentioned in (Record of a British land survey ordered by William the Conqueror) Domesday book under Alvington, and was probably raised by fitzOsbern, who was made first lord of the Isle of Wight.
The castle was garrisoned by Baldwin de Redvers for the (Click link for more info and facts about Empress Maud) Empress Maud in 1136, but was captured by (English writer (1832-1904)) Stephen.
In the reign of (King of England from 1377 to 1399; he suppressed the Peasant's Revolt in 1381 but his reign was marked by popular discontent and baronial opposition in Parliament and he was forced to abdicate in 1399 (1367-1400)) Richard II it was unsuccessfully attacked by the French (1377).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ca/carisbrooke_castle.htm   (413 words)

  
 Carisbrooke Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The site of Carisbrooke Castle near Newport Isle of Wight may have been occupied in pre-Roman The existence of a ruined wall suggests was a building there in late Roman The Jutes may have taken over the fort the by the late 7th century.
From this date lordship of the Isle Wight was always associated with ownership of castle which thus became the seat of of the island.
In 1904 the chapel of St Nicholas in castle was reopened and re-consecrated having been as a national memorial of Charles I. the walls is a well 200 ft. and another in the centre of the is reputed to have been still deeper.
www.freeglossary.com /Carisbrooke_Castle   (359 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Carisbrooke Castle
Location within the British Isles Newport is the county town and nominal capital of the Isle of Wight, an island in the Solent off the south coast of England.
Bayeux Tapestry depicting events leading to the Battle of Hastings The Norman Conquest of England was the conquest of the Kingdom of England by William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy), in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings and the subsequent Norman control of England.
Elizabeth I Queen of England and Ireland Queen of France, nominal title Elizabeth I (September 7, 1533–March 24, 1603) was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from November 17, 1558 until her death.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Carisbrooke-Castle   (2007 words)

  
 GENUKI: Carisbrooke   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
"CARISBROOKE, a parish in the liberty of West Medina, Isle of Wight, in the county of Southampton, 1 mile to the S.W. of Newport.
The village, seated in a picturesque wooded dell under the hill on which the castle stands, was formerly a market town, and the capital of the island.
Carisbrooke Castle, from which the place derived its importance, is one of the oldest in England, and is chiefly a Norman structure, although most probably erected on the site, and even embracing some portions, of a much more ancient fortress.
www.genuki.org.uk:8080 /big/eng/HAM/IOW/Carisbrooke   (244 words)

  
 Obiwan's UFO-Free Paranormal Page > Hauntings > Carisbrooke Castle (England)
Carisbrooke Castle is well known as the place the doomed King Charles I was imprisoned before his execution - and from which he failed to escape.
I have discovered however that in 1632 Elizabeth Ruffin, the young daughter of the Mayor of Newport, "threw herself down a well at the castle." Oglander, the Island's 17th century diarist who recorded this in his papers, assumed this was the well in the Keep.
As in the previous story, Christine also assumed at first that he was part of one of the Castle's special "living history" events, so paid no heed to the figure which appeared in front of her as she walked her dog up a well-worn path off Castle Hill.
www.ghosts.org /carisbrooke.html   (1480 words)

  
 What to See in England - Carisbrooke Castle (By Gordon Home)
Carisbrooke village is a charming place delightfully situated in the centre of the island.
The castle (the charge for entering is 4d.) stands on a wooded hill at an elevation of 150 feet.
When Charles was brought to the castle he was treated more as a guest than a prisoner, but after his attempted escape the king was much more closely watched and his pleasures curtailed.
www.authorama.com /what-to-see-in-england-69.html   (480 words)

  
 Castles of Britain
Britain is strewn with ruins of castles, rubble from the centuries of her existence.
Castles are tangible relics of a remarkable past, a lengthy heritage etched in stone, as well as with the blood and sweat of those who built, labored, fought, and died in their shadow.
Castles Unlimited was formed in recognition of the necessity to preserve these relics of history.
www.castles-of-britain.com   (179 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight, UK
Carisbrooke castle is the castle in the middle of the Isle of Wight, UK and has long been used as the key stronghold of the island.
The Mayor of Newport demanded the surrender of the castle, which was tenanted only by Lady Portland, her children and a small number of servants.
They were moved to Carisbrooke in August 1650, and were treated with respect and consideration, yet Princess Elizabeth, who was a fourteen year old child suffering from rickets, died of pneumonia on 8 September, 1650.
www.h2g2.com /A311112   (1422 words)

  
 Witzel's Seminar - Carisbrooke Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Carisbrooke Castle is the most important fortification on the Isle of Wight.
The castle's most famous resident was Charles I who was imprisoned here before his execution in 1649.
Carisbrooke still has a significant ceremonial function in the island from time to time.
www.witzels.info /carisbrooke.html   (131 words)

  
 Carisbrooke Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The castle ismentioned in Domesday book under Alvington, and was probably raised byfitzOsbern, who was made first lord of the Isle of Wight.
From this date lordship of the Isle of Wight was always associated with ownership of the castle, which thus became the seat ofgovernment of the island.
In 1904 the chapel of St Nicholas in the castle was reopened and re-consecrated, having beenrebuilt as a national memorial of Charles I. Within.
www.therfcc.org /carisbrooke-castle-51379.html   (342 words)

  
 Carisbrooke Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The present castle was founded soon after the Norman invasion, and was a simple mott and bailey, which was greatly improved and built upon in the medieval period.
The castle remains are impressive with much of the original structure still surviving, including the keep, medieval buildings, and two wells - one with a treadmill utilising donkey power to draw water.
The castle also has a Grey Lady, a phantom wearing a long cloak accompanied by four dogs, the ghosts of a man in a brown jerkin and trousers - seen near the moat, and other presences that have been felt by castle visitors.
myweb.tiscali.co.uk /douglas.cox/id588.htm   (347 words)

  
 Netguide to Carisbrooke on the Isle of Wight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Netguide to Carisbrooke on the Isle of Wight
Close to the west of Newport and dominated by its famous castle, lies the village of Carisbrooke.
However, Carisbrooke Castle is one of the finest Norman castle ruins in the south of England.
www.netguides.co.uk /wight/context/caris.html   (142 words)

  
 Carisbrooke Castle :: England to New Zealand, 1874   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It is assumed that the name of the ship may have originated from the castle in the Isle of White in England.
The Carisbrooke Castle was described in an article in the Lyttelton Times that it had a "splendid main deck" as well as "the between decks appearing very lofty, well lighted, and ventilated".
In the article “Arrival of the Carisbrooke Castle” in the Lyttelton Times (3 September 1874), the ship was described as “the most completely fitted and best conditioned immigrant ship it has been to our lot to see".
www.geocities.com /melvis17/Carisbrooke_Castle.htm   (774 words)

  
 Carisbrooke Castle
Charles was so impressed with it that he lost his head, but not before trying to escape through the prison bars - he got stuck, and needed to be rescued.
The castle has a 161 feet deep well driven by a treadmill which, in the 17th -18th centuries, was powered by less distinguished prisoners.
Carisbrooke Castle now houses the Isle of Wight Museum with Stuart and Tennyson memorabilia and the donkey museum.
haywards.heath.localwebsuk.com /iow/carisbrooke_castle_.shtml   (155 words)

  
 Isle of Wight - History Work Pack - Notes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As Carisbrooke is a medieval castle with later Charles I associations, its resources fit most comfortably with key stage 3 medieval and Civil War studies.
Sir George Carey was a cousin of Queen Elizabeth I and was sent to the Isle of Wight, a vulnerable area, to organise its defence against the threat of Spanish invasion.
Carisbrooke Castle may be visited free of charge by pre-booked schools groups.
www.wightindex.com /schools/history/histnote.htm   (555 words)

  
 A tourist guide to Carisbrook Castle, Isle of Wight, from TouUK
However, the castle was considerably altered to resist the new artillery.
Charles I was held prisoner at the castle in 1647.
Later the castle was the occasional residence of the governor of the Isle of Wight and it became home to Princess Beatrice, youngest daughter of Queen Victoria, when she was governor.
www.touruk.co.uk /castles/castle_carisbrooke.htm   (188 words)

  
 Carisbrooke Castle Clipper ship - Cossar.co.nz
When she was sold with the Cluny, Castle sail ownership came to an end.
One morning the body of the captain's wife and two of her four children were found floating near the wreck, then the next day another two children died.
If you have notes on the Carisbrooke Castle or any other vessels and would like to be considered for inclusion in this website, please e-mail.
www.cossar.co.nz /c-carisbrooke-castle.htm   (401 words)

  
 123VOYAGE South England: Carisbrooke
Built on amanmade mound, the Keep of Carisbrooke Castle is the most perfect specimen of a Norman keep still standing.
Charles I was imprisoned at Carisbrooke Castle whence he tried to escape twice.
Other interesting features of the Castle that can be visited are the Well House, which unsurprisingly houses the Castle well, dug some 161feet deep in 1150, and the Chapel of Saint Nicholas in Castro, used as the Isle of Wight War Memorial.
www.123voyage.com /sengland/towns/carisbrooke.htm   (296 words)

  
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Above center is A painting of Carisbrooke Castle c1820.
Carisbrooke Castle, where Charles 1st was imprisoned before being executed at the Tower of London.
As a royal prisoner, King Charles 1 was held captive at Carisbrooke in 1648 before being taken to London for trial and execution.
freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com /~coxheadfamilydata/coxhead_iow.html   (512 words)

  
 carisbrooke isle of wight
Carisbrooke village is just west of Newport, Isle of Wight and is effectively now a suburb of that town.
It is home to the famous castle and was formerly the capital of the Island.
Carisbrooke has a roman villa which is in the grounds of the vicarage.
www.claudette.shalfleet.net /newport_and_carisbrooke/carisbrooke.htm   (300 words)

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