Discover Middle Ages

Discover Middle Ages

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Discover Alnwick Castle, home to the Dukes of Northumberland for over 700 years. The northern border fortress, defending against countless Scottish raids, sieges and kings. Find out how Henry 'Hotspur' Percy became famous, and the battles the Percy family fought.  #medieval #castle #alnwick #hotspur #percy #northumberland  http://www.discovermiddleages.co.uk/alnwick-castle/

Discover Alnwick Castle, home to the Dukes of Northumberland for over 700 years. The northern border fortress, defending against countless Scottish raids, sieges and kings. Find out how Henry 'Hotspur' Percy became famous, and the battles the Percy family fought. #medieval #castle #alnwick #hotspur #percy #northumberland http://www.discovermiddleages.co.uk/alnwick-castle/

Discover King Henry III, who has the longest reign of any king in medieval England. Find out why he struggled with rebellion, failed invasions and how he nearly became excommunicated from the church. #medieval #king #winchester #simondemontfort #rebellion #henryiii #westminsterabbey #provisionsofoxford  http://www.discovermiddleages.co.uk/king-henry-iii/

King Henry III has the longest reign in medieval England, albeit tarnished by rebellion. Discover how he alienated barons and why Henry III was imprisoned.

Discover Bamburgh Castle, the seat of ancient kings of Northumbria. Find out how the Angles fought off the Celtic Britons, and why Bamburgh became famous for Christian saints.   #medieval #castle #anglosaxon #bamburgh #bebbanburg #uhtred #bernicia #lindisfarne  http://www.discovermiddleages.co.uk/bamburgh-castle/

Discover Bamburgh Castle, the seat of ancient kings of Northumbria. Find out how the Angles fought off the Celtic Britons, and why Bamburgh became famous for Christian saints.

Carcassone, France- so much history and mystery.

Carcassone, France - Carcassonne is a fortified French town in southern France. It is divided into the fortified Cité de Carcassonne and the more expansive lower city, the ville basse.

Discover Barnard Castle, the northern stronghold once favoured by King Richard III. Find out how the castle came into the hands of Warwick the Kingmaker, and why the castle was besieged during the English Reformation.#medieval #castle #baliol #anglopicard #kingmaker #reformationhttp://www.discovermiddleages.co.uk/barnard-castle/

Barnard Castle sits high above the River Tees in Northumbria. Family ties include the Baliols and Beauchamps. It was also favored by Richard III.

The Bayeux Tapestry - chronicles the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. It is actually and embroidered cloth and is nearly 230 feet long. The fact that it survived in such amazing shape since it's creation (no one knows exactly when but it is mentioned in the 1400's) is incredible... Been there!

The Bayeux Tapestry - chronicles the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. It is actually and embroidered cloth and is nearly 230 feet long. The fact that it survived in such amazing shape since it's creation is incredible.

Discover York Castle, standing between the rivers Ouse and Foss in the old Viking capital. Find out why 150 Jews died here, how the central square tower was destroyed and it was such an important stronghold in the north of England.  #Medieval #Castle #York #Jorvik  http://www.discovermiddleages.co.uk/york-castle/

Discover York Castle, standing between the rivers Ouse and Foss in the old Viking capital. Find out why 150 Jews died here, how the central square tower was destroyed and it was such an important.

Discover King John the tyrannical ruler, regarded as the worst king to sit on the English throne. Find out why he fell out with the Pope, outraged and insulted his allies, and exploited his rebellious barons. Could the forceful sealing of the Magna Carta put an end to King John's terrible ways? Discover more here.  #magnacarta #medieval #king #lackland #softsword  http://www.discovermiddleages.co.uk/king-john/

Discover King John the tyrannical ruler, regarded as the worst king to sit on the English throne. Find out why he fell out with the Pope, outraged and insulted his allies, and exploited his rebellious.