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castlesandmedievals: Chirk Castle Chirk C…

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Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle

castlesandmedievals: Chirk Castle

castlesandmedievals:

Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…

Chirk Castle
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chirk_Castle

Chirk Castle ;The castle was built in 1295 b…

Chirk Castle ;The castle was built in 1295 by Roger Mortimer de Chirk, uncle of Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of Marchas part of King Edward I’s chain of fortresses across the north of Wales. It guards the entrance to the Ceiriog Valley. It was the administrative centre for the Marcher Lordship of Chirkland.[3]

The castle was bought by Sir Thomas Myddelton in 1593 for £5,000 (approx. £11 million as of 2008). His son, Thomas Myddelton of Chirk Castle was a Parliamentarian during the English Civil War, but became a Royalist during the ‘Cheshire rising’ of 1659 led by George Booth, 1st Baron Delamer. Following the Restoration, his son became Sir Thomas Myddelton, 1st Baronet of Chirke.[3] The castle passed down in the Myddelton family to Charlotte Myddelton (on the death  her father in 1796). Charlotte had married Robert Biddulph, who changed his name to Robert Myddelton-Biddulph, leaving the castle on his death to their son Robert. It then passed down in the Myddelton-Biddulph family.

castlesandmedievals: Warwick Castle

castlesandmedievals:

Warwick Castle

castlesandmedievals: Warwick Castle

castlesandmedievals:

Warwick Castle

castlesandmedievals: Warwick Castle

castlesandmedievals:

Warwick Castle

castlesandmedievals:Warwick Castle Warwick C…

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Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle is a medieval castle developed a wooden fort, originally built by William the Conqueror during 1068. Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire, England, situated on a bend of the River Avon. The original wooden motte-and-bailey castle was rebuilt in stone during the 12th century. During the Hundred Years War, the facade opposite the town was refortified, resulting in one of the most recognisable examples of 14th-century military architecture. It was used as a stronghold until the early 17th century, when it was granted to Sir Fulke Greville by James I in 1604. Greville converted it to a country house and it was owned by the Greville family, who became Earls of Warwick in 1759, until 1978 when it was bought by the Tussauds Group.

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Sudeley Castle