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Castles of Munster: Milltown St John, Tipperary by Mike Searle - near to Coolbaun Cross Roads, Kilkenny, Ireland

Castles of Munster: Milltown St John, Tipperary by Mike Searle - near to Coolbaun Cross Roads, Kilkenny, Ireland

Bury St Edmunds Abbey ruins, Suffolk, England, UK. In 1214, the Archbishop of Canterbury and 25 barons swore at the high altar that they would make King John sign the charter that would become Magna Carta. He signed it (under protest) at Runnymede the following year. The top and bottom photos show the high altar where the barons made their vow; the middle engravings mark the spot and list the 25 barons. The town’s motto is “Shrine of a King; Cradle of the Law”.

Bury St Edmunds Abbey ruins, Suffolk, England, UK. In 1214, the Archbishop of Canterbury and 25 barons swore at the high altar that they would make King John sign the charter that would become Magna Carta. He signed it (under protest) at Runnymede the following year. The top and bottom photos show the high altar where the barons made their vow; the middle engravings mark the spot and list the 25 barons. The town’s motto is “Shrine of a King; Cradle of the Law”.

Trim Castle in Ireland, built by Hugh de Lacy is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland built in 1176-August 11th, 2013

Trim Castle in Ireland, built by Hugh de Lacy is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland built in 1176-August 11th, 2013

King John’s Castle in Limerick city can be found on King’s Island in Limerick located next to the Shannon River. A Viking settlement was first built on this location in 922. This castle was constructed in 1200 on the orders of King John, Lord of Ireland, The walls, towers, and fortifications remain today. The Rock of Cashel was the traditional seat of the kings of Munster.

King John’s Castle in Limerick city can be found on King’s Island in Limerick located next to the Shannon River. A Viking settlement was first built on this location in 922. This castle was constructed in 1200 on the orders of King John, Lord of Ireland, The walls, towers, and fortifications remain today. The Rock of Cashel was the traditional seat of the kings of Munster.

Ireland In Ruins: St John The Baptist Church Clontarf Co Dublin. Hidden ruins behind a very fancy renovated castle/hotel.

Ireland In Ruins: St John The Baptist Church Clontarf Co Dublin. Hidden ruins behind a very fancy renovated castle/hotel.

Mar's Wark is a ruined building in Stirling built 1570–1572 by John Erskine, Regent of Scotland and Earl of Mar, and now in the care of Historic Scotland.

Mar's Wark is a ruined building in Stirling built 1570–1572 by John Erskine, Regent of Scotland and Earl of Mar, and now in the care of Historic Scotland.

14th century Bury St Edmunds Abbey and Norman tower, Suffolk, UK

14th century Bury St Edmunds Abbey and Norman tower, Suffolk, UK

St John's Castle from Henry Street by Barry Wood - near to Limerick, Ardnacrusha and  Athlunkard Bridge, Limerick, Ireland

St John's Castle from Henry Street by Barry Wood - near to Limerick, Ardnacrusha and Athlunkard Bridge, Limerick, Ireland

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