Explore English Castles, Manor Houses and more!

Explore related topics

Brampton Bryan Castle - Harper Line  My 19th Great Grandmother  Maud Brampton 1308-1354  Lived there in Hereforshire, England

Brampton Bryan Castle - Harper Line My 19th Great Grandmother Maud Brampton 1308-1354 Lived there in Hereforshire, England

Hever Castle, Kent  Childhood home of Henry VIII's second wife, Anne Boleyn. One of the most beautiful castles I have ever seen! And the gardens are to die for!

Hever Castle, Kent Childhood home of Henry VIII's second wife, Anne Boleyn. One of the most beautiful castles I have ever seen! And the gardens are to die for!

Roger Mortimer of Wigmore,who married a daughter of Peter de Geneville,was the leader of a group of barons who dethroned the unpopular Edward II in 1326.Mortimer was created earl of March but he over-reached himself and was deposed/executed by rivals in 1330.The last male Mortimer died in 1425 but the castle passed to his sister's son Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York,the leader of the Yorkists in the War of the Roses.The castle was taken and sacked by the rival Lancastrians in 1459.

Roger Mortimer of Wigmore,who married a daughter of Peter de Geneville,was the leader of a group of barons who dethroned the unpopular Edward II in 1326.Mortimer was created earl of March but he over-reached himself and was deposed/executed by rivals in 1330.The last male Mortimer died in 1425 but the castle passed to his sister's son Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York,the leader of the Yorkists in the War of the Roses.The castle was taken and sacked by the rival Lancastrians in 1459.

Dolwyddelan remained an important stronghold for his grandson, Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, and its capture by the English, perhaps through treachery, on 18 January 1283 was a turning point of the Edwardian campaign.

Dolwyddelan remained an important stronghold for his grandson, Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, and its capture by the English, perhaps through treachery, on 18 January 1283 was a turning point of the Edwardian campaign.

Hever Castle- I have to go one day! It's the childhood home of Anne, Mary, and George Boleynn!

Hever Castle- I have to go one day! It's the childhood home of Anne, Mary, and George Boleynn!

Wolvesey Castle Winchester  English Heritage

Wolvesey Castle Winchester English Heritage

Scotney Castle encompasses the ruins of a medieval, moated manor house, Scotney Old Castle, which is on an island on a small lake. The newer castle was built 1835 and 1843. Catholic Recusant owner Thomas Darrell hid Jesuit Father Richard Blount, S.J. in the castle while he administered to Roman Catholics from 1591 to 1598. Catholicism was then illegal in England, and during the second raid by authorities to arrest the Father he fled over a wall into the moat and escaped.

Scotney Castle encompasses the ruins of a medieval, moated manor house, Scotney Old Castle, which is on an island on a small lake. The newer castle was built 1835 and 1843. Catholic Recusant owner Thomas Darrell hid Jesuit Father Richard Blount, S.J. in the castle while he administered to Roman Catholics from 1591 to 1598. Catholicism was then illegal in England, and during the second raid by authorities to arrest the Father he fled over a wall into the moat and escaped.

Kimbolton Castle where Henry VIII's Queen Catherine died. Now a school.

Kimbolton Castle where Henry VIII's Queen Catherine died. Now a school.

Wallingford Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia; My husband's ancestor, Richard FitzRoy (illegitimate son of King John I), was made Constable of this castle in 1216.  Would love to visit someday!! -DMS

Wallingford Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia; My husband's ancestor, Richard FitzRoy (illegitimate son of King John I), was made Constable of this castle in 1216. Would love to visit someday!! -DMS

The White Hall of Sammezzano Castle, Toscana, Italy

The White Hall of Sammezzano Castle, Toscana, Italy

Pinterest
Search