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Corfe Castle

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Description of the Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle is a medieval citadel situated on a hill overlooking a town of Corfe in Devon County in United Kingdom.  Corfe Castle was constructed in the 11th century by the orders of William the Conqueror to secure newly conquered lands. The citadel suffered great degree of damage during English Civil War. Corfe Castle was owned by Sir John Bankes at the time when Royalists started battling the Parliamentary forces. The wife of the owner Lady Mary Bankes was forced to take charge of castle's defenses. The first siege by the Parliamentary army in 1643 was repulsed, however two years later in 1645 one of the last Royalist strongholds finally fell to the enemy. Local legends claim that ruins of Corfe Castle were visited by a headless "White Lady" shortly it was wiped destroyed by Cromwell's Parliamentary army. Some people who came too close to her heard moaning and crying of a mysterious woman. In March of the same year the Corfe Castle was reduced to ruins. It lost any military value and was abandoned.

 

 

 

 

Corfe Castle

 

 

 

 

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