Pre-Conquest Castles – New Page

Prior to the Norman conquest of England in 1066, it is thought by many that no castles existed in the country. This is not strictly true. There were in fact four castles that existed that were built by Normans who had returned to England with Edward the Confessor in 1041.

I was interested to know more about these castles, how they came into being and who the individuals were that built these castles. So I undertook some research and decided to add an article to my blog about these pre-conquest castles – it is titled Pre-Conquest Castles.

New Pages and Navigation..

In order to make this blog more navigable and interesting, I have added some widgets and articles I have written on the Normans and the Anarchy. The Anarchy is a period in time that particularly interests me as many of the castles around where I live, were built during this period.

I may in due course add some more articles as time allows. I hope you enjoy reading them.

Castles, my passion…..

Well, I have been thinking of writing this blog for a while, putting into words my love for all things castle and recording my journies to some of Great Britain most historic places. As a child, I was always fascinated by castles. I don’t know particularly why, may be it was for their sheer scale or architecture? It could also be my love for anything historic. Whatever the reason, castles to this very day continue to be a passion for me.

Over the coming months and years, I will updating this blog infrequently with photos and information on my visits to some of Great Britain’s castles. Further, I will also be posting some of my back catalogue of images from castles I have already visited.

If you love castles like I do, you’ll no doubt like my photos.