Dover Castle

Dover Castle

Dover Castle sits on top of the famous White Cliffs of Dover, a spectacular vantage point for any castle. Building of the stone castle you see today, began in the 1160s by Henry II, and was built on the site of an ancient Iron Age fort. …

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The Catapult

The Catapult

The Catapult worked alongside the Trebuchet as a medieval siege weapon in the middle ages. The Catapult was used to launch projectiles a great distance, and remains one of the most effective medieval weapons during warfare. Catapults were mainly used to lay siege to castles …

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Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle Main

Warwick Castle lies in the heart of the ancient kingdom of Mercia, on a bend on the River Avon. It was originally the site of an Anglo-Saxon burgh, constructed by Æthelflæd, daughter of Alfred the Great in 914. Later, the norman invader William the Conqueror, rebuilt the burgh …

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Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle was built by Edward I of England, during his conquest of Wales between 1283 and 1289. It is considered to be one of the finest examples of late 13th century castle architecture in Europe. Conwy Castle History and Design The rectangular castle is …

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Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle was built in 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a member of the medieval Sussex gentry. It’s most notable feature is the surrounded moat, with huge stone towers soaring up out of it. Bodiam Castle History and Design It was designed to defend the area from …

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Kings of Medieval England

Kings Of England

Kings of medieval England have ruled for over 700 years, between 757 to 1485 AD. In the early days, England did not exist, instead the land was broken up into warring kingdoms, each with its own ruler. Alfred the Great had a dream of a …

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Medieval Weapons

Medieval Weapons

The blacksmith was the master at creating terrifyingly dangerous medieval weapons. From swords and axes to maces, clubs and spears. There were a vast array of medieval weapons, and each were made using different techniques and metals. The skill of a blacksmith dictated who he …

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Medieval Castles

Medieval Castles

Medieval castles can be seen today standing imposingly across the lands of Europe and further to the East and South. The castle was designed to provide positions of strength for the local Lord, and strike fear and intimidation into the local population and any invading army. Early …

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Kings and Queens

Kings And Queens

Kings and Queens – The rulers of the land; Kings and Queens have governed England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland for centuries. Some were very successful, powerful, and expanded their kingdoms well, where others only lasted days (in some cases) and quickly abdicated or were murdered, …

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