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Ludlow Castle III

By alwolf
In 1224 King Henry III of England met with Llywelyn ab Iorwerth, the Welsh prince and leader, at Ludlow to sign a treaty with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Stephen Langton as mediator.

Early in the 14th Century it was enlarged into a magnificent palace for Roger Mortimer, then the most powerful man in England.

In 1402 Edmund Mortimer, himself born at Ludlow Castle, set out from the castle with a large army to seek battle with the forces of Owain Glyndwr - he met them in the valley of the River Lugg at the Battle of Bryn Glas where he was defeated, captured and eventually allied himself to the Welsh rebel's cause, to the extent of marrying one of Glyndwr's daughters with whom he had four children, before starvation and death at the siege of Harlech Castle in 1409.

Last upload from my images of Ludlow,hope you all have a good week.

Tags: General Shropshire Landscape and travel Ludlow castle

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Iain_Proudfoot 10 40 2 Ireland
18 Feb 2008 11:55AM
There's plenty of fine detail in this shot. The framing is great too.

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WelshKiwi 9 3.2k 2 Wales
18 Feb 2008 12:10PM
Your study of this castle is just wonderful. I love the history too.

The light on this side of the castle has been well captured.

You should print these up and take them to Ludlow to see if you can sell them, they really are special.

Lee Smile
tigertimb 9 40 66 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2008 1:06PM
Great shot, love the detail and the light
luxaeternam 9 21 1
18 Feb 2008 1:09PM
Great write up, and a beautiful shot.
Smile Lucy
proz 12 205 United States
18 Feb 2008 1:18PM
super shot Alan!
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2008 5:05PM
Nice one Alan. Lovely light.
Marilyn x
18 Feb 2008 5:21PM
wonderful close up.. and great write up..
18 Feb 2008 6:01PM
Great composition and once again very informative as well
SKavanagh 9 312 5 England
18 Feb 2008 6:24PM
Excellent shot Alan great angle lovely comp
Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
18 Feb 2008 10:42PM
Great work Alan. Lovely light.

digiray63 9 4 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2008 11:21PM
A fine image with lovely detail and colour.
ChristineL 12 39 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 8:30AM
pretty light Alan, a nice capture of the castle,
Good work very nice light. Will
microchip 9 1 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 4:55PM
Nice colour and detail Alan,nice verticals and comp great capture,
22 Feb 2008 1:53AM
Lovely soft light. Great shot, Alan.
Dave87 Plus
10 42 5 England
9 Mar 2008 5:11PM
Get the light right and the rest follows - very nice piece of work.


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