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Captive light

By oldbloke
. . . . another from my archives . . . . one of the earliest castles in England to be built (at least partly using stone) by William the Conqueror and one of the most secure locations for royal prisoners.

Sir John Bankes bought the castle in 1635, and was the owner during the English Civil War. His wife, Lady Mary Bankes, led the defence of the castle when it was twice besieged by Parliamentarian forces. 1645 Corfe was one of the last remaining royalist strongholds in southern England and fell to a siege ending in an assault. In March that year Corfe Castle was slighted on Parliament's orders.

Tags: Landscape Sunrise Dorset Ruins Corfe castle Purbeck Mists Landscape and travel

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26 Nov 2020 9:38PM
From one old bloke to another, excellent image.
Pete
26 Nov 2020 10:12PM
. . .many thanks old bloke, (Pete) it's an equally old image from my archive. Really hoping to get some regular camera time and be able to travel again in 2021?
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
11 112 38 Wales
13 Dec 2020 4:39PM
What a cracking image! Congrats.
Alun

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