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Practical Ethics (blog)
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20:22:55 -0700

A Motte and Bailey castle is a medieval system of defence in which a stone tower on a mound (the Motte) is surrounded by an area of land (the Bailey), which in turn is encompassed by some sort of a barrier, such as a ditch. Being dark and dank, the ...

Stratford Observer

Stratford Observer
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:07:24 -0700

Listed by English Heritage as a Scheduled Ancient Monument, the motte-and-bailey castle was built by Thurstane de Montfort in around 1140. Some accounts state it was burnt down by Royalists following the Battle of Evesham in 1265, but others say it was ...

Irish Mirror

Irish Mirror
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:16:28 -0700

A man who believes he is related to ancient Irish royalty has claimed: “I am the King of Kilkenny Castle.” Walter O'Dunphy said he is a direct descendant of the O'Donnchadha's, the ancient Kings of Ossory who lived at the site of the fortress before ...
 
Powys County Times
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:15:00 -0700

Other projects from Welshpool commended by the judges were the revitalisation of the 900-year-old motte and bailey castle; and the overall impact of the town council's community plan 2010 to 2013. Chris Wade, the chief executive of Towns Alive, said ...

Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Spectator.co.uk (blog)
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:46:08 -0700

Near the end of the Metropolitan Line, where London dwindles into woods and meadows, stands a Tudor manor house, built within the moat of a motte-and-bailey castle. Now a quaint museum, charting the history of the farms that once surrounded it, this ...
 
Powys County Times
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:00:32 -0700

“This happened recently at the Motte and Bailey Castle Victoria Bowling Club where three young people were trespassing and tried to damage one of the CCTV cameras, the pictures were sent back to the town clerk's office and in turn passed to the police.
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