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Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth Castle

Photographer: Robinson, Henry Peach (1830 - 1901)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: LB.31.c.1699

Item number: 6

Length: 17.5

Width: 23

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

The majestic ruins of Kenilworth Castle built by the Lord Chamberlain and Treasurer to King Henry the First, Geoffrey de Clinton, after the Norman Conquest. King John later added the outer curtain wall and towers to the fortification. In the late 14th century the castle was owned by John of Gaunt, who began its conversion from a fortress into a palace. The Gatehouse was built by Robert Dudley specifically as an impressive entrance for Queen Elizabeth and her Court.

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