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Hedingham Castle may occupy the site of an earlier castle believed to have been built in the late 11th or early 12th century by Aubrey de Vere I, a Norman baron. Matilda, wife of King Stephen, died at Castle Hedingham on May 3 1152 The castle was besieged twice, in 1216 and 1217, during the dispute between King John, rebel barons, and the French prince.

Hedingham Castle may occupy the site of an earlier castle believed to have been built in the late 11th or early 12th century by Aubrey de Vere I, a Norman baron. Matilda, wife of King Stephen, died at Castle Hedingham on May 3 1152 The castle was besieged twice, in 1216 and 1217, during the dispute between King John, rebel barons, and the French prince.

Hedingham Castle in Essex, England. For four centuries it was the primary seat of the de Vere family, Earls of Oxford. Home to Aubrey (Albericus) de Vere (1040-1112), my 29th great grandfather and tenant-in-chief of William the Conqueror.

The best preserved Norman keep in the UK, it was built by Aubrey de Vere in the late twelfth century. My ancestors were born here for hundreds of years. It was also home to the Earl of Oxford, Edward de Vere.

Hedingham Castle, Essex, England, is a motte and bailey castle and stone keep built in the 11th and 12th centuries by Aubrey de Vere I, II, and III.  Aubrey I awarded many estates by William the Conqueror upon conquest of England.  Aubrey de Vere II was the second Lord Great Chamberlin of England and the de Veres held the hereditary title until 1625. Aubrey I and II my 28th and 29th Great Grandfathers.

Hedingham Castle, Essex, England, is a motte and bailey castle and stone keep built in the 11th and 12th centuries by Aubrey de Vere I, II, and III. Aubrey I awarded many estates by William the Conqueror upon conquest of England. Aubrey de Vere II was the second Lord Great Chamberlin of England and the de Veres held the hereditary title until 1625. Aubrey I and II my 28th and 29th Great Grandfathers.

Ancient & Medieval History

archaicwonder: “ Balwearie Castle, Fife, Scotland Balwearie Castle is a century tower house, reputedly the home of the wizard Sir Michael Scott of Balwearie.

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Chepstow Castle in the town of Chepstow, Monmouthshire, southeast Wales Photographs copyright © 2006 by Jeffrey L.

Naworth Castle in Cumbria near Brampton.It was the seat of the Barons Dacre & their descendants.Currently occupied by Philip Howard,brother/heir presumptive of the 13th Earl of Carlisle.The castle is thought to have late 13th-century origins,in the form of a square keep and bailey.It was first mentioned in 1323.In 1335 a licence to crenellate was granted to Ralph Dacre.Residential quarters were added in the 16th century by Thomas,Lord Dacre.The Castle has a well-preserved priest hole.

Naworth Castle in Cumbria near Brampton.It was the seat of the Barons Dacre & their descendants.Currently occupied by Philip Howard,brother/heir presumptive of the 13th Earl of Carlisle.The castle is thought to have late 13th-century origins,in the form of a square keep and bailey.It was first mentioned in 1323.In 1335 a licence to crenellate was granted to Ralph Dacre.Residential quarters were added in the 16th century by Thomas,Lord Dacre.The Castle has a well-preserved priest hole.

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Middleham Castle, England I WILL see this in person someday. Built by Fitz Randolph relatives!

Castle Rising, Norfolk, England. Queen Isabella, known as the 'She-wolf of France' was sent there by her son Edward III, after it is alleged she arranged the murder of her husband Edward II with her lover Roger Mortimer. It is said she went mad, and her crazed laughter is heard echoing around the gaunt and impressive walls.

Castle Rising, Norfolk, where Queen Isabella, the She Wolf of France, was sent by her son Edward III for allegedly murdering his father.

Hopton Castle. Shropshire. England. Motte castle erected in twelfth century by the de Hopton Family, beseiged by Parliamentarians in 1644 and much of the Royalist garrison massacred.

Motte castle erected in twelfth century by the de Hopton Family, beseiged by Parliamentarians in 1644 and much of the Royalist garrison massacred.

Mortham Tower ►► http://www.castlesworldwide.net/castles-of-england/county-durham/mortham-tower.html?i=p

Mortham Tower (England) is a fortified manor house that was built in the century.

Kinnersley Castle

Information About Kinnersley Castle - Location - Visiting - History

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