Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 26/52)

[picture: Tower of Oxford Castle]

396.—Tower of Oxford Castle

There are more pictures of Oxford by Lang and also Haslehust. [more...]


[picture: Oxford Castle]

397.—Oxford Castle

Oxford Castle, as it appeared in the Fifteenth Century.


[picture: Norwich Castle]

398.—Norwich Castle

Vol I, p.398, figs 308 and 389: Norwich Castle


[picture: Norwich Castle]

399.—Norwich Castle

“[...] Hugh Bigod, who had sworn that Henry had appointed Stephen his successor, was the first to hold out against the king in the Castle of Norwich, which his ancestor had built. Norwich was a regular fortress, with a wall and ditch, an outer, a middle, and an inner court, and a keep. The bridge over one of the ditches and the keep still remain. [...] [more...]


[picture: 400.---Winchester]


“The successor of Henry Beauclerk was also an usurper. The rival pretensions of Stephen of Blois and the Empress Matilda filled the land with bloodshed and terror for nineteeen years. From the north to the south, from the Barbecans of York (Fig. 386) to the palaces of Winchester (Fig. 400), the country was [...] [more...]


[picture: 415.---Entrance to Warwick Castle.]

415.—Entrance to Warwick Castle.

[Piers] Gaveston endeavoured to defend himself in Scarborough Castle (of which the crumbling ruins now only remain, Fig. 919), while the king went to York to seek an army for his relief. But before any force could be collected for such a purpose, Piers Gaveston, on the 19th of May, [...]