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.