Introduction Ludlow Castle, positioned high above the River Teme in the Shropshire town of Ludlow is a fortress that has lived through key moments of English history. Begun after the Norman conquest of 1066, it’s walls remain much in tact and is a joy to explore. Ludlow is located off the A49, and is accessible… Read More Part One: The de Lacy family and Ludlow Castle
Introduction The 12th century Barnard Castle is located in County Durham, with a town of the same name. Strategically located on the River Tees, it is located approximately 16 miles west of Darlington, and 25 miles from the mighty cathedral city of Durham. I visited on a glorious January morning, with crisp frost on… Read More The Early History of Barnard Castle
On the right hand side of the altar, in the East End of Gloucester Cathedral, there is an elaborate effigy of a knight, dressed in full battle armour, and lying in an unusual position. It has been heavily restored over the years, and the colour and pose of the effigy makes it stand out from everything… Read More Points of Interest at Gloucester Cathedral: Who was Robert Curthose?