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[Picture: St Mawes Castle, Cornwall: The Gateway]
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St Mawes Castle, in St Mawes, Cornwall, England more

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The Gateway

St Mawes is opposite Falmouth on the estuary of the River Fal. It, along with its sister, Pendennis, on the other side of the river, were built between 1539 and 1545 by Henry VIII, and is an important example of Tudor military architecture. Oman says, St. Mawes was held for the king during the Civil War by Sir Richard Vivian, but surrendered to Fairfax in 1646 without making the desperate resistance offered by its twin sister Pendennis, on the other side of the water. [p. 115]

See also the St. Mawes Web site

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