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OLD-TIME PROTECTORS OF THE SCOTTISH BORDER AND THE ENGLISH CHANNEL

OLD-TIME PROTECTORS OF THE SCOTTISH BORDER AND THE ENGLISH CHANNEL

Originally Durham Castle (upper photographs), the stronghold of the prince-bishops against invasion from Scotland, was a system of earthworks erected by William the Conqueror in 1072. The subsequent conversion of the fort into a very formidable defence of stonework always followed the line of the original works across the neck of the peninsula on which the cathedral is built. Dover has been called "The Key of England." Here we see a good example of the original palisade developed, through several centuries, into a "curtain" of stone.

Other pictures from Some Early Norman Castles


IMPREGNABLE CORFE AND THE LITTLE TOWN IT SHELTERED

BROKEN BASTIONS OF HASTINGS CASTLE THAT STILL LOOK DOWN UPON THE ENGLISH CHANNEL

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