Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 26/50)

[picture: Warkworth Castle from a distance]

419.—Warkworth Castle

Dates from the 12th Century but extensvely modified in the 14th and 15th Centuries. Ruined. [$]

[picture: Interior of a Room in Warkworth Castle.]

420.—Warkworth Castle

Interior of a Room in Warkworth Castle. [$]

[picture: Ludlow Castle from a distance]

421.—Ludlow Castle

Ludlow was the capital of Wales in the 16th Century, and this 12th Century (or earlier) castle was the centre for administration. Today it is in ruins, having declined since the engraving was [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 422.---Goodrich Castle]

422.—Goodrich Castle

Goodrich stands in the Wye Valley (see History of Wales), and has a 12th century central keep about 8 metres (25’) on a side. It’s actually in much better condition than this romantic engraving might lead one to think! [more...] [$]

[picture: 423.---Clifford's Tower, and Entrance to York Castle.]

423.—Clifford’s Tower, and Entrance to York Castle.

Clifford’s Tower is the site of a 12th century massacre of 100 or so Jews probably as a result of the anti-semitic teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. It is the circular structure on the left of the picture, and was rebuilt in stone some [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 424.---Peverel Castle]

424.—Peverel Castle

“One of the most grandly situated of castles is that of Peveril of the Peak (FIg. 424), built by a natural son of the Conquerer [i.e. a son of William the Conquerer], whose name it bars. This was some centuries afterwards in the possession of William Peveril, a valiant knight, who had two daughters, one of whom, Mellet, having privily resolved to marry none but a knight who should distinguish hiself for his warlike [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 425.---Interor of Newark Castle]

425.—Interor of Newark Castle

The ruins we can still see today were built by Bishop Alexander (“the Magnificent”) of Lincoln in the first half of the twelfth century, although there was a castle here at [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 524.---Plan of the Priory of St. Bartholomew.]

524.—Plan of the Priory of St. Bartholomew.

This twelfth-century priory (founded in 1123) was largely ruined, but the church was restored starting in the 1860s; this plan of the area was published in 1840 and predates any restoration work. [more...] [$]

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