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Mitford Castle

A view in ink of the ruins of Mitford Castle in Northumberland. The castle was home to the baronial Mitford dynasty from the 11th century onwards. It had the only five-sided keep in England. The site of much turbulence, the castle was burnt to the ground by King John in 1216. It was rebuilt in the early 14th century, but was confiscated by Henry III, and pillaged by Robert the Bruce. This statement of property made under the 12th Lord Mitford, David de Strathbolgie, in 1323: "at Mitford there is the site of a certain castle, which is now worth nothing annually, because it is entirely destroyed and burnt."

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