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Sonorous Sudeley Castle

Thy sun is set, thy battlements are fallen, And sunk to ruin thy baronial hall, Once far-famed Sudeley! Waves the cross no more On thy reft towers; nor grins the leopard rude His feudal fierceness on thy tumbling roof. Sir … Continue reading

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North Gloucestershire Glories

There are faint remnants of motte and baileys throughout Gloucestershire which do not concern most people except for the possible history attached to these apparitions and only a few of those converted to stone castles have substantially visible remains. Many … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Stratford-on-Avon

I did not want to distinguish Stratford-upon-Avon from the rest of Warwickshire and yet it remains on my slate as something very apart from my primary subject which is castles and early-medieval architecture. Aside from London, the old town of … Continue reading

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Scintillating Shropshire !

High the vanes of Shrewsbury gleam Islanded in Severn stream; The bridges from the steepled crest, Cross the water east and west. A.E Housman           Shropshire is a best-kept secret within the country of England and possibly world-wide. It’s populated … Continue reading

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Bountiful North Yorkshire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (Revised July 3, 2006, with additional photos, July 12, 2006, w/ links) ( Duncombe Park photos added w/revisions April 10 & April 15, 2009 ) (revision June 7, 2015 on York and tags)       Yorkshire is the largest county containing … Continue reading

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