Posts Tagged ‘Medieval history’

Canterbury Castle in Kent built as one of the earliest Norman castles in 1066. Originally a woodern castle it was replaced by the surviving stone structure between 1100 -1135. Its highpoint in history (or indeed its low point) was when it was captured and held by the invading French army in 1380.

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A plan of the interior

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A model of what it looked like in 1135

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The standing exterior wall

Some more pictures of Canterbury Castle

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These are some pictures of a replica medieval trading ship, the Lisa von Lubeck, which visited Kings Lynn in 2009 as part of the celebrations of the ports connections with the Hanseatic ports of the Baltic

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For more information on the ship
http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_von_Lübeck