Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

Castles

Castles

Castles in Ellie Wood\'s heritage

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Bertrada Castle
Bertrada Castle
 
 
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Bywell Castle
Bywell Castle
 
 
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Corfe Castle, Maud de St. Valery de Braose
Corfe Castle, Maud de St. Valery de Braose
She was a significant warrior in her own right. Her long defence of Pain's Castle when it was besieged by the Welsh earned it the name 'Matilda's Castle'. The local people saw her as a supernatural being, and she inspired many legends. She was said to have built Hay Castle single handed in one night, carrying the stones in her apron. It was said that when one fell out and lodged in her slipper she picked it out and flung it to land in St.Meilig's churchyard, three miles away across the River Wye at Llowes.  
 
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Hay Castle, Maude de St. Vallery
Hay Castle, Maude de St. Vallery
 
 
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Leeds Castle
Leeds Castle
 
 
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Ludlow Castle, Walter de Lacy
Ludlow Castle, Walter de Lacy
 
 
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Nottingham Castle in 1300\'s
Nottingham Castle in 1300\'s
 
 
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Pembroke Castle where Eva Marshall de Braose was born
Pembroke Castle where Eva Marshall de Braose was born
 
 
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Raby Castle
Raby Castle
King Cnut (also known as Canute II the Great) owned the Estate, then known as \'Rabi\' (derived from \'Ra\', Danish for a boundary, and \'Bi\', a settlement or dwelling) in the early 11th Century.
The Viking King and self appointed \'Emperor of the North\' may well have built a manor house here, but it was the Nevills who built the 14th century castle which still stands today. 
 
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Wigmore Castle in the Welsh Marches of England
Wigmore Castle in the Welsh Marches of England
 
 
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Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle
 
 
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Owestry Castle, Isabel Mortimer
Owestry Castle, Isabel Mortimer
 
 
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Stafford Castle, Staffordshire, England
Stafford Castle, Staffordshire, England
The early historian of Staffordshire Robert Plot cited the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (104) for evidence that Æthelflæd, the Saxon warrior-princess and ruler of the Mercians, built a castle at Stafford in the year 913, along with an adjacent burg (meaning a fortified town). However, the exact site of this first castle, probably made of wood, is now unknown. (Aethelflaed was a great aunt of Ellie Wood's. She is in the Who's Who Album) 
 
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Castle Coucy
Castle Coucy