The Story of Some English Shires (page 3/4)

[picture: Courtyard, Naworth Castle]

Courtyard, Naworth Castle

The story of the ill-planned rising of the Earls of Northumberland and Westmoreland has already been told. One of their associates was Leonard Dacre, who held the castle of Naworth, and gathered round him the ‘rank riders of the Borders.’ Elizabeth ordered him to be apprehended, and Lord Hundson set out from Berwick to join Lord Scroop at Carlisle, [...] the allegiance of the North for Queen Elizabeth, and dealt a decisive blow at the rebellion.” (p. 117) [more...]


[picture: Furness Abbey.]

Furness Abbey.

[...] at the time of the Domesday survey [c. A.D. 1080] there was no county of Lancashire, but the three portions which the county now contains lay scattered. The district of Cartmell had been detached from Cumberland, and together with Amunderness, formed part of Yorkshire. The southern lands were held by the Crown, and tended to form part of the great earldom of Chester. [...] Stephen, before his accession [...] [more...]


[picture: Prestbury Old Hall]

Prestbury Old Hall

The best picture I could find online of this building (or what seems to be the same building) has a caption saying “it used to be the Priest’s House and is thought to date from the year [...] [more...]


[picture: Much Wenlock Abbey.]

Much Wenlock Abbey.

A man stands smoking his pipe in the ruined arch of this ancient abbey. Sheep gaze on are much away at the grass growing in the ruins of the cloisters. The man is presumably a shepherd, although it’s not clear that his walking-stick [...] [more...]


[picture: Tutbury Castle]

Tutbury Castle

Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in this castle, which dated from Norman times or before, but was destroyed in the Civil War around the 1640s. Mary was imprisoned in a maediaeval tower. [more...]


[picture: Edgar's Gateway, Worcester]

Edgar’s Gateway, Worcester

The engraving (signed Whymper) is of Edgar Tower, also known as St Mary’s Gate, an arched and defended stone tower guarding a gateway in the city wall. It was thought to have been build in the 10th Century by Edgar, but in fact is now believed to be slightly more recent (14th century). [...] [more...]


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