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THROUGH LEICESTER: ONE OF THE CASTLE GATES AND THE CLOCK TOWER

THROUGH LEICESTER: ONE OF THE CASTLE GATES AND THE CLOCK TOWER

Under the Earls of Leicester, Leicester Castle became famous as a meeting place for parliaments in the fifteenth century, and as an occasional royal residence. Only the great hall and the gateways remain. One of the most picturesque of these is Prince Rupert's Gateway (left), a name more modern than the gate. That dashing leader of Royalist cavalry captured Leicester for the king after a three days' siege in 1645. In the background rises the spire of S. Mary de Castro. The Clock Tower (right) stands in the centre of the city.

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