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Newark Castle,  Nottinghamshire

Newark Castle, Nottinghamshire 

The site became a fortified castle during the 12th century when Henry I gave Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln, permission to build ramparts and turn his fish pond into a moat.
In 1139 King Stephen imprisoned the bishop and appropriated this and other properties belonging to him. In 1173 the castle was returned to the City of Lincoln. Bishop Geoffrey Plantagenet built the first stone fortification on the site. The castle was rectangular with large square towers at each corner.
All that remains of this fortification are the main gate, the west tower and a few other areas of masonry showing oolite stone. In 1216 King John died at the castle and thereafter it was seized by a group of barons. In 1218 Henry III besieged the castle and after bombarding it for eight days the barons surrendered.
Restored and rebuilt in red sandstone by the end of the 13th century it had become a magnificent, fortified mansion. In Tudor times Henry VIII took the castle from Bishop Henry Holbeach and after that it remained in royal hands.
During the Civil War the town of Newark was a Royalist stronghold and besieged four times by the Parliamentarians. King Charles I took refuge at the castle before retreating to Oxford. After the king was captured by the Scots the town surrendered and the garrison was allowed to march out with all their possessions.
The castle was subsequently dismantled and by 1649 was described as a ruin.

Valfal, Eric Desjours, Ernest CH, vero and 34 other people have particularly liked this photo

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╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
**********************Thank you for your visits, much appreciated.************************

****************************Merci de vos visites, très apprécié******************************
6 weeks ago.
neira-Dan club
Beau traitement à l'ancienne
6 weeks ago.
.Krisonteme club
C’est superbe Merci June
6 weeks ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Beau travail***** HFF. et bon weekend.
6 weeks ago.
©UdoSm club
Once ago a time...
6 weeks ago.
 Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda club
What a great piece of history and pic!
6 weeks ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
That’s great, June ! An interesting text and a beautiful treatment !
6 weeks ago.
 Erika Akire
Erika Akire club
...very well created, June and an interesting history...
6 weeks ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautifully captured and processed.
Healthy weekend.
6 weeks ago.
 Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock club
Very atmospheric lighting.
6 weeks ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Your treatment looks very medieval June! Very nice!
Take care and have a good weekend.
6 weeks ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
A wonderful capture. Great treatment!
Stay safe and healthy!
6 weeks ago.
RHH club
Wonderful photo of an awesome place.
6 weeks ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Impressive castle and wonderful treatment June
Have a lovely weekend.
6 weeks ago.
Annemarie club
excellent work
6 weeks ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
HFF, excellent
6 weeks ago.
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi June

A very nice picture, and great presentation too!

Fantastic colours

Wonderful composition

Great architecture and info too!

Best Wishes, HFF, a nice weekend, and stay safe!!
6 weeks ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Très beau travail ! ****************
6 weeks ago.
 Marek Ewjan Stachowski
Marek Ewjan Stachows…
very attractive work, interesting history of the castle
have a nice weekend, June !
& stay safe !
6 weeks ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Remarkable compo! Stay well!

Admired in:
6 weeks ago.
 Franco Timpanaro
Franco Timpanaro
Molto interessante - Very interesting
6 weeks ago.
Mariano club
Interesante historia y linda toma June !!

Cuídate !!. Mis saludos
6 weeks ago.
Esther club
What a history!
6 weeks ago.
tiabunna club
A very impressive ruin and a beautifully processed image, June.
6 weeks ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
Very nice processing on this, it looks like something Dracula would be happy to live in! :)
6 weeks ago.
 Horizon 36
Horizon 36 club
Great capture, well done June.
6 weeks ago.
cp_u club
very well processed!
5 weeks ago.
 Sonia Roosen
Sonia Roosen
I think it would make me a nightmare if I visited it, June, my imagination in this atmosphere,
have a nice weekend.
5 weeks ago. Edited 5 weeks ago.
 Eric Desjours
Eric Desjours club
Your composition, which seems to reflect the origin of the castle, bears witness to the torments that have passed through it. It is so evocative, so true that one shudders...
Remarkable, really.
9 days ago.
Valfal club
I love how you processed this image, June!
7 days ago.

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