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NORMAN ARCHES OF KENILWORTH'S RUINED KEEP

NORMAN ARCHES OF KENILWORTH'S RUINED KEEP

It was probably a son of Geoffrey de Clinton, treasurer of England in the reign of Henry I, who built this portion of Kenilworth. Through this gateway we note a succession of those beautifully rounded arches which the Normans have left as signs of their time all over the country. Their work was good. Kenilworth lasted until it was dismantled in the time of the Commonwealth, and the keep still stands sturdily, although the much later Tudor buildings, put up by Leicester, have to be supported.

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SENLAC, THE SUSSEX HILL WHERE THE LAND OF ENGLAND CHANGED HANDS

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