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castle

castle  

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A fortified building for the defence of a town or district, doubling as the private residence of a baron in the Middle Ages. Although also called ‘castles’, Celtic hill-forts, Roman camps, and Saxon ...
Edward V

Edward V  

Uncrowned king of England, b. 2 Nov. 1470, s. of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville; acc. 9 Apr. 1483; d. Tower of London, 1483(?).Edward was brought up for safety at Ludlow under his maternal uncle, ...
Henry Yevele

Henry Yevele  

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 (d.1400) English mason.Of north Midland origin, Yevele was in London by 1353, working at Kennington Manor in 1357/8 and St Albans Abbey in 1359. He worked at Queenborough Castle ...
London

London  

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London Eye name given to the Millennium Wheel, an observation wheel erected on the banks of the Thames in London between County Hall and Jubilee Gardens and opened to the public in February 2000; its ...
London, Tower of

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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2010
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History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
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London was founded by the Romans in the first century c.e. and by the third century had been enclosed by

Mortimer family

Mortimer family  

Magnates descended from the Norman landholder Roger de Mortimer (d. c.1086) and his son Ralph, who were granted large English estates by William I ‘the Conqueror’. Hugh de Mortimer demonstrated ...
Norman architecture

Norman architecture  

[De]Distinctive style of architecture characterized by the Romanesque or round‐headed arch, often highly decorated and of several orders, constructed of cut stones of approximately equal size set ...
Norman Conquest

Norman Conquest  

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The period beginning in 1066 with Duke William of Normandy's victory over the English at the Battle of Hastings. As William I (1066–87) he established a military superiority over the English, ...
Peasants' Revolt

Peasants' Revolt  

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An uprising in 1381 among the peasant and artisan classes in England, particularly in Kent and Essex. The rebels marched on London, occupying the city and executing unpopular ministers, but after the ...
Tower of London

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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English royal castle in London. Begun by William the Conqueror in 1078, later monarchs added and extended the

Tower of London

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The Kings and Queens of Britain (2 rev. ed.)

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2009
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History, Regional and National History
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William ‘the Conqueror’ first erected a simple fort within the south-east corner of the Roman city walls, but transformed it

Tower of London

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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The fortress complex on the Thames, begun by *William I ‘the Conqueror’, originated with the building of the White Tower

zoological Gardens

zoological Gardens  

In 1831 the Zoological Society of Ineland (founded 1830) opened its zoo in Dublin; the aim was to advance scientific research as well as inform and divert the public. Belfast ...

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