SO5074 : Ludlow castle

taken 1 year ago, near to Ludlow, Shropshire, Great Britain

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Ludlow castle
Ludlow castle
There's far too much history associated with this place to squeeze into a Geograph caption, but it was probably founded by Walter de Lacy after the Norman conquest and was one of the first stone castles to be built in England. It remained in use as a garrisoned castle, swapping owners fairly frequently, until the late 1600s, latterly being used to host cultural events (a role it still performs to this day: I saw a production of Shakespeare's Richard III here in the early 1990s) including the premiere of John Milton's masque "Comus". It was a Royalist stronghold during the Civil War until it was successfully besieged by the Parliamentarians in 1646. There's loads more info at the Wiki page - see LinkExternal link - which is where I've lifted much of this caption from.
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Date Taken
Monday, 20 January, 2020   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 21 January, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Ludlow  Ludlow Castle 
Primary Subject of Photo
Castle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 5077 7456 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:22.0120N 2:43.4666W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 5067 7446
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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