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Dunstanburgh Castle f.9

Dunstanburgh Castle f.9

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15543

Item number: f.9

Length: 305

Width: 484

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

Close-up outlined view of the grey, craggy ruin of Dunstanburgh Castle. Its ruins are relatively sparse compared to Northumberland's other castles, and it is more modern than its condition suggests. It was built by Earl Thomas of Lancaster in the 14th century on the site of former Roman and Iron Age settlements, and was altered by John of Gaunt in 1380-4. It later became a Lancastrian stronghold during the War of the Roses.

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