Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 34/52)

[picture: 870.---Machines for Boring Holes in Castle Walls.]

870.—Machines for Boring Holes in Castle Walls.

Medieval crusaders (mediaeval knights) use various devices to make holes in the defensive walls of a castle. In the background a group of people wearing tunics are [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 874.---Ancient Gate of Coventry]

874.—Ancient Gate of Coventry

This is the Cook Street gate in Coventry. [more...] [$]

[picture: 914.---Strand Gate, Winchelsea]

914.—Strand Gate, Winchelsea

Built in the late 13th Century. It still has a road running through the arch today. [$]

[picture: 915.---Southampton Gate: North Front.]

915.—Southampton Gate: North Front.

A castellated (fortified) tower with a cout of arms, various statues, and an arched entrance; a horse and cart are going through, and a man wearing a top hat pushes a barrow. [more...] [$]

[picture: 922. West gate and Holy Cross Church, Canterbury.]

922. West gate and Holy Cross Church, Canterbury.

In the great insurrection just mentioned, perished, on Tower Hill, Simon de Sudbury, son of Nicolas Tibald, gentleman, of Sudbury, in Suffolk. He was eighteen years Bishop of London, and, on being elevated to the Archbishopric of Canterbury, [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 925.---Bodiam Castle, Sussex.]

925.—Bodiam Castle, Sussex.

The castle stands in the moat. One of a number of pictures of Bodiam Castle on this Web site. [$]

[picture: 926.---Arundel Castle]

926.—Arundel Castle

In this wood engraving, the castle is in the middle distance, with someone squatting or perhaps sitting and fishing, in the foregroud to give a sense of scale. [more...] [$]

[picture: 928.---Betchworth Castle.]

928.—Betchworth Castle.

[...] Not many months after, the earl’s brother, thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury, banished in the same cause, set the crown of Richard on Bolingbroke’s head. Of course the Arundels found favour with the new king. We find the earl’s second son, John Fitzalan, had leave from him to [...]i.e. to crenellate, or fortify it]: the present old mansion stands on the castle site. (p. 254) [more...] [$]


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