Pontefract Castle In November

By: Chris Knowles
Aeneas Lavinium

Today I went for a walk around Pontefract Castle and since it was a nice day took a few photos which I post below. Wikipedia identifies the following historical anecdotes about the castle:

  • King Richard II was supposedly murdered there, a crime immortalised in Shakespeare’s Richard III.
  • Henry VIII fifth wife, Catherine Howard is said to have committed the act of adultery at the castle for which she was later executed.
  • Mary Queen of Scots stayed there in 1569.
  • It was a Royalist stronghold during the English Civil War and it was then that it was reduced to ruins.

The Keep

Views From The Keep

St Clement’s Chapel

Other Views

Anglo Saxon Church

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