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Ludlow Castle

By alwolf
Elder son of Henry Tudor, brother of Henry V111, Prince Arthur died at Ludlow Castle on April 2nd, 1502. He had been staying there with his new wife, Catherine of Aragon on honeymoon. Prince Arthur's heart was buried at Ludlow. His wife returned to London where she later became the first of Henry V111's six wives. Her divorce from Henry sparked the English split from Rome and launched the turbulent years of the Reformation.
Ludlow Castle is situated in the Marches of Wales. Ludlow is one of the most important castles of the area and was the main stronghold of the Earls of March. Although most of the castle is now in ruin, there is much that can be explored. Ludlow Castle is situated at the nort-east corner of the town on a rocky outcrop that overlooks the river Teme. To the east and south of the castle would have been a ditch but this has been filled in.

You learn something everyday ...alan

Tags: General Shropshire Landscape and travel Ludlow castle

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Comments


Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
11 Feb 2008 6:07PM
Well composed image and view.
Tom.

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JudeC 9 6 3 England
11 Feb 2008 6:17PM
Superbly composed shot - Jude.
11 Feb 2008 6:20PM
I like this direction of the image. You have captured a good deal of the history inside the bricks with your narrative. This is why the UK is so famous to us Americans. =o)

Good one! Jenn
Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
11 Feb 2008 6:23PM
Beautiful image and a great history lesson, nice one Alan

Dave
11 Feb 2008 6:28PM
Great image. Sylvia
proz 12 205 United States
11 Feb 2008 6:28PM
excellent composition Al
tigertimb 8 40 66 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2008 6:30PM
Great shot; love the composition looking up the hill showing the castle as formidable
Tim
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
11 Feb 2008 6:35PM
A good capture

Peter
rmr 9 1 Wales
11 Feb 2008 6:37PM
super composition
well done
mark
G73photography 10 417 15 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2008 6:46PM
nice shot, great viewpoint and very scenic, G
11 Feb 2008 6:49PM
Your shots are terrific, very well captured and thanks for the accompanying info
Leon
11 Feb 2008 6:53PM
Great shot with good composition and interesting history.
Annette
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
11 Feb 2008 6:58PM
I should love to go there Smile Like your view-point and use of the bridge, interesting narrative too which brings it all alive!

Sez *
SKavanagh 9 312 5 England
11 Feb 2008 6:58PM
Superb shot Alan you have everything in this the water the bridge and the castle well composed
Steve
ChristineL 11 39 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2008 7:01PM
a lovely shot Alan, the castle looks so good from this spot,
Chris.
Dave87 9 42 5 England
11 Feb 2008 7:44PM
Like the way this shot has been constructed using three levels. The water, bridge, and castle on top. Enjoyed this take on the castle and surrounding area very much. I think when pictures like this are bordering between pictorial and record work that a good SP (as provided in this shot) works a treat. Enjoyed very much.

Dave.
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2008 7:56PM
Gorgeous. Fantastic image. Good narrative.
Marilyn x
11 Feb 2008 7:59PM
excellent shot and the write is excellent. thanks for sharing.
MickyMc 8 8 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2008 8:47PM
Lovely historical shot
Mavis
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
11 Feb 2008 9:39PM
A superb view and write up, this one would make a smashing postcard
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
11 Feb 2008 9:53PM
Nice shot. I can't even imagine the work that went into building this.
AnneWorner 8 620 43 United States
11 Feb 2008 10:43PM
yes, you do learn something new every day - thank you for the commentary on this record shot.
It's very nicely composed and I like the viewpoint.
Anne
digiray63 9 4 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2008 11:43PM
Super shot well composed with great colour light and detail.
Ray
WelshKiwi 8 3.2k 2 Wales
12 Feb 2008 9:06AM
What a lovely image. Love the compositio.

Lee Smile
12 Feb 2008 1:37PM
beautiful image. Sylvia
microchip 9 1 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2008 8:21PM
Lovely capture great composition great commentary,
Alan
franfoto 8 2 32 England
12 Feb 2008 9:42PM
Beautifully composed shot, love the lighting on the bridge. very informative narrative, I've visited but didn't know it's history until tonight, as you say "you learn something every day".
Cheers
Fran
13 Feb 2008 9:38AM
Beautiful image, Alan.
Tanya
Briwooly 10 452 5 England
16 Feb 2008 8:28PM
Like this one Alan and great description

Brian...........................

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