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    My Favourites The first castle was built here soon after the Norman Conquest and the impressive keep seen here survives Simon de Montfort held the castle in the mid 13th century while in the 17th century it was the home of Robert Dudley Earl of Essex and favourite of Queen Elizabeth Many of the buildings date from this period This property is now in the care of English Heritage 2010

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    return to images by theme Create Add to Student Gallery Add to My Favourites William the Conqueror built the castle for his northern campaign of terror in 1069 The stone keep was built in 1245 72 At various points in its history Clifford s Tower became a royal mint functioned as a prison gruesomely displayed the bodies of leaders of uprisings and was even a court This site is now

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    modern village of Castle Acre They include a roughly circular inner bailey an adjoining outer bailey and a triangular barbican tower The first stone building built in the centre of the inner bailey was a two storey residential building It was built between 1070 and 1085 Originally it stood in the centre of a courtyard surrounded by a ditch and bank In around 1140 the house was converted to a keep A second period of development at the castle saw the area of the keep halved and the perimeter defences of the inner bailey strengthened yet again The perimeter bank was heightened and a second wall of solid flint was built on top of the existing curtain wall An eastern and western gatehouse provided entry to the outer bailey The foundations of three buildings are located within the outer bailey and are thought to have been a great hall detached kitchen and a chapel The hall was thought to have replaced the house in the inner bailey after its conversion to a keep Throughout the 12th and 13th centuries the castle continued to be an important administrative centre but by 1397 it was derelict The estate was eventually acquired by

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    ViewFinder Tower of London Tower Bridge and the Greater London Authority offices London click here to return to images by theme Create Add to Student Gallery Add to My Favourites Although the White Tower built in 1078 is Norman other parts of The Tower of London were added at various later dates It was the seat of government for the whole country during the medieval period Copyright Copyright English Heritage

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    Add to My Favourites Corfe Castle was built after the Norman Conquest in the 11th century Improved by later Monarchs including Henry VIII who added additional walls towers and gatehouses the Castle remained in Royal possession until sold by Elizabeth 1st in the 16th century Its ruinous condition is largely the result of the Civil War when it was besieged and partially demolished by order of Parliament in 1646 The

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    spur overlooking the River Fowey with an unusual circular keep circa 1100 Restormel Castle is one of the oldest and best preserved Norman motte and bailey castles in Cornwall Heavily defended by a 17 metre moat and artificially steepened foundation the castle was rebuilt in the 13th century by Edmund Earl of Cornwall for use as a residence The castle s condition is partly a result of its use a

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    click here to return to images by theme Create Add to Student Gallery Add to My Favourites A view of Bodiam Castle looking across the moat The castle was built in the late 14th century after Sir Edward Dalyngridge was granted permission to build on the manor against possible French invasion in 1385 It was built to look like a strong medieval castle with round towers but was in fact

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    return to images by theme Create Add to Student Gallery Add to My Favourites A Roman fort originally stood on this site After the Norman Conquest it was given to William the Conqueror s half brother By the end of the 11th century he had constructed a full scale Norman castle using the Roman walls It lay uninhabited from the 16th century This property is now in the care of

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