From the BBC: A “huge” Norman castle wall has been discovered during the redevelopment of the former Gloucester prison. Archaeologist Neil Holbrook said the “massive structure” was found beneath the redundant jail’s exercise yard. Read more.
Exeter Castle, also known as Rougemont Castle, was originally no more than a defensive city wall built by the Romans and later repaired by King Athelstan around 928 AD. After the Norman Conquest of England, the city of Exeter — like many other cities at this time — rebelled against William the Conqueror. In 1068, William Read more about Exeter Castle[…]
Bodiam Castle is a 14th century castle in East Sussex built by Edward Dalyngrigge in 1385. Edward Dalyngrigge was a former knight of Edward III, fighting for the king in the Hundred Years’ War as a member of the Free Companies. He received his license to build Bodiam from King Richard II. The castle has Read more about Bodiam Castle[…]