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Bamburgh Castle f.187

A distant view of Bamburgh Castle, taken from Monks House Rocks in Northumberland. There was previously an Anglo-Saxon fort on the site, but the Normans built the stone building that is now recognisable as the castle. Although the castle was beseiged many times, for centuries it remained uncaptured until the Wars of the Roses (1453-1486). From the late 16th century until the mid-18th century the castle belonged to the Forster family, but upon their bankruptcy it was sold off to the Bishop of Durham, Lord Crewe.

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