Ludlow Castle and the Wars of the Roses

Ludlow was constructed at the instigation of Walter de Lacy or his son Roger in the late eleventh century in the Welsh frontier region. It is situated in a prominent position on a natural ridge that overlooks the River Teme, on the north-west corner of the adjoining town. The first castle was made of stoneContinue reading “Ludlow Castle and the Wars of the Roses”

Denbigh Castle and the Wars of the Roses

Denbigh was founded in the late thirteenth century following the conquest of north Wales, on the site of a previous Welsh residence, which is situated on a hilltop that looks over the Vale of Clwyd. Henry de Lacy was granted the lordship of Denbigh by Edward I in October 1282, with building work immediately beginningContinue reading “Denbigh Castle and the Wars of the Roses”

Kenilworth Castle and the Wars of the Roses

Kenilworth was founded in the early twelfth century by Geoffrey de Clinton, who served as chamberlain to Henry I. It initially consisted of a keep and a bailey, which was accessed via a causeway through a massive lake. Following the death of his son and heir, also called Geoffrey, in 1175, the castle passed intoContinue reading “Kenilworth Castle and the Wars of the Roses”