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  Castles in England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Castles in England is a link page for any castle in England.
Rayleigh Castle - Remains of earthworks of motte-and-bailey castle
Shrewsbury Castle - Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Castles_in_England   (123 words)

 тЕЖЕТБФ: Castles of England
OUTLINE Introduction to castles…………………………………………..3 Castles of England……………………………………………....5 32 Dover……………………………………………………...5 33 Warwick…………………………………………………..6 34 Leeds……………………………………………………...8 Medieval siege…………………………………………………10 Castles with ghosts………………………………………….....12 INTRODUCTION TO CASTLES 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.
England became more settled and by the middle of the fifteenth century in Southern and Middle England except for the King and powerful barons the smaller landowner had found that a more peaceful country made the castle unnecessary.
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 English Castles
Alnwick Castle was built by the Norman baron, Yvo de Vescy in the 11th century, as a timber motte castle and was reconstructed of stone during the early part of the 12th century.
St Mawes Castle was built by Henry VIII as part of a protective chain of fortresses along the south coast of England and was built between 1539 and 1545 on the eastern shore of the River Fal at a cost of then, a princely sum of £5000 pounds.
Rochester Castle sitting majestically alongside the river Medway was one of the first castles in England to be built entirely from stone in the 11th century by Gundolf, Bishop of Rochester who was also responsible for the construction of the Tower of London.
www.guide-to-castles-of-europe.com /english-castles.html   (829 words)

 Britannia: English Castles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Where possible, reference is made to existing castles within a comfortable day's journey of London so that the visitor who wishes to view a selection of English castles, but has limited time at his or her disposal, need not travel far from the capital.
Castles were primarily the residences of the nobility and the gentry and the life lived in them was very much akin to that of the later country house.
Motte and bailey castles came in a variety of configurations but the most common was a single mound and enclosure, with the motte at one end of the bailey and separated from it by its ditch.
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 Castles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the motte-palisade-bailey style castle a large ditch was dug in the shape of a circle.
The number of castles in Europe increased until by the year 1300 over 500 castles were in England alone.
Castles included mills, bakeries, stables, smithies, mews for hawks as well as comfortable living quarters for the lord and his family.
www.mce.k12tn.net /middleages/castles.htm   (587 words)

 English castles, welsh castles - history of medieval castles
Usually castles could only be built by the approval of the king, who wanted to ensure that any good fortified castle was in the hands of someone he could trust.
The bailey was surrounded by a wooden palisade and an outer ditch, or fosse.
These castles are often called "Edwardian" after Edward I, who perfected the style in the castles he built in Scotland and Wales.
www.britainexpress.com /History/castles.htm   (902 words)

 British Castles, Stately Homes and Houses
This historic castle was the scene of the murder of King Edward II in 1327, and was in 1645 besieged by Cromwell's troops.
The Castle was greatly improved and extended in the beginning of 16th century to Elizabethan manor; partly destroyed during the Civil War and finally abandoned in 1686.
In 1635 the castle was bought by Sir John Bankes, and as he was the supporter of the king castle was destroyed by the parliamentary forces during the English civil war after a long siege in 1646.
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 Medieval castles of England, Hedingham Castle, Essex - superb winter wedding venue
For those wishing to get married in a castle, Hedingham Castle, set in landscaped parkland, is the perfect medieval setting for castle weddings and wedding receptions.
Hedingham Castle's Norman keep, 110 feet high, was built c.1140 by Aubrey de Vere and is still owned by one of his descendants, The Honourable Thomas Lindsay and his wife Virginia.
A visit to the castle and its beautiful grounds is ideal for a family outing, and during the summer there are a variety of special events which bring its colourful history alive.
www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk   (372 words)

 Castles England & France - Castle Quest
Motte castles were made of layers of compacted earth (or earth on layers or rough cut stone) and stone castles were made of local stone and lime morter with finishing bits it finer quality stone from various quarries.
There may be more castles on sea shores in England and Wales but this just reflects the higher relative percentage of shore line in England compaired to France rather than a particular theme or practice.
Castles built on high hills tend to be a bit useless, since they are somewhat cut off from the rest of the land, and are difficult to live in.
www.castlesontheweb.com /quest/Forum9/HTML/000085.html   (855 words)

 Castle Learning Center
By providing these castle research pages, we hope to encourage students, writers, and enthusiasts of all ages to explore castles and to stimulate their creativity.
Often the gatehouse of the castle was the focal point of refuge and attack.
The castle hall was the all-purpose structure in the castle.
www.castles-of-britain.com /castle6.htm   (654 words)

 Medieval Times: Clipart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A castle was primarily a military structure, occupied by its masters on their continual perambulation of their territories.
Ruined 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, abored, fought, and died in their shadow.
Castles made kings strong because enemies were not able to get to them to defeat their military.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/medieval_castles.htm   (594 words)

 Pictures of Castles, Cornwall, England. Where to see them
Castle Dore Castle Dore, a prehistoric earthwork, between the 1st centuries BC and the 5th Century AD, 225 feet in diameter, a few miles out of Fowey, towards St Austell, off the beaten track, and best located using a good largescale map.
Launceston Castle Launceston Castle A delightful unspoilt former market town in the far east of the County, dominated by its Norman Castle, atop a grassy motte and with a bailey to the south.
A castle was first mentioned in the Doomsday Book, but the stone remains visible today were largely constructed by Richard Earl of Cornwall in the 13th century, replacing an earlier wooden fortification.
www.cornishlight.co.uk /castles.htm   (912 words)

 Castles Homework help
Castles are huge, strong house, where kings and lords onced lived with their families, soldiers and servants.
The biggest castle in England is Windsor Castle, one of the three homes of the Queen.
The biggest castle in the world, at about 570 meters length and an average of about 130 meters wide, is Prague Castle, the castle in Prague.
www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk /Homework/Castles.html   (351 words)

 Castles Northumberland Northumbria England UK GB (page 98)
During the Wars of the Roses, however, it was the first castle in England to succumb to gunfire when it fell to the artillery of Edward IV.
The castle was restored in the late 19th century by Lord Armstrong and now houses an excellent collection of arms and artwork as well as a tea room and gift shop.
A Lancastrian stronghold, the castle was heavily damaged in two sieges during the Wars of the Roses in 1462 and 1464 (see also the battle of Hexham).
www.northumberland.gov.uk /VG/rcastle.html   (2281 words)

 English Castles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The castle is at one corner of a very attractive market town, which is worth visiting for its own sake, with some fine old mills on the other side of the river from the castle (although they might have torn these down since I was last there -- they were derelict).
BROUGHAM (Cumbria)- One of Lady Clifford's castles; Lady Clifford was a 16th C eccentric who restored several medieval castles just before the Civil War came along and destroyed them; these are rather impressive fortresses (originally) that had some rich-lady embellishments added on, such as fancy stonework and flushing privies.
LINCOLN- Another big Norman castle, built within an old Roman city; pretty good as a castle, but the cathedral nearby is incredible and quite overshadows the castle (where they used to hold public executions by projecting the gibbet over a cliff and hanging the victims by tossing them off the castle wall).
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 Castles in England
This castle was part of the shore defense against the French and later against the German.
So I visited the castle from outside and strolled around the staff buildings which was interesting as well.
Today the castle is used for congresses and special events like the Medieval Festival.
www.travelwriter.at /about/castles/in_uk/england/index.shtml   (579 words)

 A Guide to Castles In Kent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Built to protect the southern coast by Henry VIII, the castle consists of six bastions in the form of a tower with an outer wall to protect it.
In the Napoleonic wars the castle was altered and in World War II heavy guns were mounted over the harbour.
After she was beheaded, the castle was taken by the Crown.
www.touruk.co.uk /castles/castles_in_kent.htm   (310 words)

 England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
England is a fun place to visit because the beautiful places you can see.
England is beautiful with its gardens and it's history.
England's Father Christmas became part of the greater European Santa Claus in the 1950's.
www.concord.k12.nh.us /schools/kimball/classes/johnston/ben/england.htm   (175 words)

 Castles in England
Castles in England Castle Index Heritage of Britain Churches in England
The Great Hall in the castle tended to be the sleeping and living accommodation for all regardless of importance.
Castles in England enjoy a history all of their own.
www.castlesinengland.co.uk   (296 words)

 Castles Scotland England ~wedding-service~ UK
This small castle is now a charming hotel with many unusual features including the circular tower, the 'ice house' and the famous 'Keep Bar'.
The Laird of Balgonie, Balgonie Castle, By Markinch, Fife, Scotland.
is the largest reference for castles in the Internet with information about history of castles, castles tours, medieval architecture, hotels, castle plans, weddings, castles for sale, directory, armor and swords.
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 Haunted Castles England Castles Scotland Wales
The castle is said to be haunted by a Gray Lady.
Donald Campbell was murdered on the castle grounds, and his ghost has been seen at the castle.
The upper floor of the castle is said to be haunted by the daughter of the 14th Earl.
www.hauntedaccommodations.com /hauntedcastles.htm   (1288 words)

 Castles of the World Genealogically linked to Your Family Name!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
An index of over 2000 castles referencing their location, current status, historical information AND affiliated families.
Why not check which castle your family was associated with in the pages of history.
A castle is just a small part of the intricate tapestry of the history of each ancient family.
www.familycastles.com   (185 words)

 England's Castles and Countryside   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Explore the castle strongholds and medieval palaces of England's kings and queens from London to the surrounding countryside as you learn about Britain's grand and tumultuous history.
Walk through the grand rooms of Leeds Castle, once the residence of six medieval queens, and enjoy the castle's grounds and a peek at its elaborate maze.
In the afternoon, travel through the countryside to Dover and tour Dover Castle, which comprises fortifications built from the Roman to the Norman eras to protect the island from invasion.
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 Great-Castles.com - Castle Legends - The Ghosts of Bodiam Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Bodiam Castle in East Sussex is one of the most celebrated castles in England.
Now just a ruin, Bodiam Castle was built in 1385 to defend Southeast England from the invading French during the Hundred Year's War.
He was seen running towards the castle and vanished half way across the bridge, suggesting that he may have fallen into the moat and drowned.
www.great-castles.com /bodiamghost.html   (223 words)

 Castles of Britain
Britain is strewn with ruins of castles, rubble from the centuries of her existence.
Castles Unlimited was formed in recognition of the necessity to preserve these relics of history.
We are dedicated to the promotion and study of British Castles.
www.castles-of-britain.com   (179 words)

 Grobius Shortling Castle Site Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales
The subject of castles is important to me. Let us hope that this site will prove useful to you in your pursuit of the best of these fascinating buildings.
The castles are grouped by country on separate web pages; there are also some individual places web pages.
www.britcastles.com   (962 words)

 Castles in England, a Traveller's Britain page from Buxton Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Rochester Castle : The Norman Castle in Rochester
The British castle forms a valuable part of our colourful and historic heritage, one that shows us the true nature of civilisation as it was in the darker more violent years of Britain's past.
The oldest of our remaining English castles is at Richmond in Yorkshire, built during 1071 by Alan Rufus.
www.buxtononline.net /travellers/castles.htm   (271 words)

By European standards, therefore, Hammond Castle is no castle, and if a medieval madcap architect had tried to sell it as such to, say, Henry VIII, that flamboyant monarch no doubt would have shouted, "Off with his head." But Hammond Castle in Gloucester, Mass., wasn't built with historical pretensions.
Hammond Castle never claimed its roots in any specific period; it was simply a collection of early man's work, romantically assembled by a wealthy 20th century inventor, John Hays Hammond Jr.
In contrast to Hearst, who took years to create San Simeon and was consumed in its details, Hammond constructed his Abby-by-the-Sea in three short years, during which time he continued his professional work inventing more than 600 devices, from FM radio to bottle openers.
www.discoversandiego.com /features/anderson/castle1.htm   (744 words)

 Castles: Some History, Pictures and Plans
When the Norman, William the Conqueror, in 1066, conquered what was to become England, his forces quickly built as many wooden palisades as they could to establish their presence in the former Saxon kingdoms.
Denbigh Castle, Colin Platt, The Castle in Medieval England and Wales.
The design of castles began to be left to professional designers who were charged with maintenance of the military might of the castle, but also with the comfort of its residents.
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 Child Friendly Castles Scotland England Ireland Wales Castle Accommodation
Here at Celtic Castles we have a wide range of castle properties offering that little something extra to make your children’s stay both special and memorable.
Facilities: The castle is surrounded by 77 acres of woodland for children to explore.
Facilities: Mansfield Castle is set in 3.5 acres of picturesque countryside for children to explore.
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