Bamburgh Castle 2

  • Description" >View On Black Bamburgh Castle, county of Northumberland, north east coast of England. In 1464 King Henry VI and his wife, Queen Margaret of Anjou, took refuge here during the ‘Wars of the Roses’ so technically this castle became, for a short period, the seat of the government of England. Later that year the castle was seized by rival Edward IV’s army, and it became the first English castle to be taken by canon fire. The castle has been partially restored to provide living accommodation, and parts of it are open as a museum. Previously, in 547 AD (and 500 years before this Norman castle was built ) Bamburgh was the seat of the Anglo Saxon king Ida. The site has been occupied since at least 1BC, and was an important stronghold for the Romans. Historically, the castle played a strong part in the struggle between English and Scottish peoples.
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    Cross Duck
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    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Pat Thomson
    Last modified: 5 years, 5 months ago
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