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Saturday, 23 October 2010

Warkworth Castle - North East England


Type: Castle / Fort

The magnificent cross-shaped keep of Warkworth, crowning a hilltop rising steeply above the River Coquet, dominates one of the largest, strongest and most impressive fortresses in Northumberland.
The castle's most famous owners were the Percy family, whose lion badge can be seen carved on many parts of their stronghold. Wielding almost kingly power in the north, their influence reached its apogee under the first Earl of Northumberland and his son 'Harry Hotspur', hero of many Border ballads as the bane of Scots raiders and a dominant character in Shakespeare's 'Henry IV'. Having helped to depose Richard II, these turbulent 'kingmakers' both fell victim to Henry IV: the next three Percy Earls likewise died violent deaths.

16 comments:

  1. looks like the castle from the game amnesia xD

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  2. awesome castle an interesting things you wrote there

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  3. Great looking castle, picture is fantastic as well. One day I'll get to England and be able to visit these great landmarks.

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  4. Interesting location.. nice picture too..

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  5. I bet that castle is haunted

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  6. castle kinda reminds me of the one near where i live (the Hearst castle)or however you spell it

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  7. Looks nice, think i will google some more info about this

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