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Hello Everyone,

My photograph shows the much ruined Knaresborough Castle. I will add a workshop here which is, for me, a little more artistic but shows less of the castle details.

The castle was built by the Normans in 1100 in a spectacular location overlooking the River Nidd. The castle comprised two walled baileys set one behind the other, with the outer bailey on the town side and the inner bailey on the cliff side.

It was always considered an important northern fortress and it was here that Hugh de Moreville and his followers took refuge after assassinating Thomas Becket.

During the Civil War, the castle was taken by the Parliamentarian troops in 1644 and the castle was then destroyed by an act of Parliament. It is notable that many of the houses of Knaresborough are built with stones from the castle.

Have a lovely Sunday, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5764 W: 271 N: 13163] (52476)
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