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1600 years of Pevensey Castle

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For the week 24 of 52 of 2012 group "Historic Landmark", (better viewed on black)


This is a view of the front door of Pevensey Castle. Here is a bit of blurb from the English Heritage website about the castle.


"With a history stretching back over 16 centuries, Pevensey Castle chronicles more graphically than any other fortress the story of Britain's south coast defences. Beginning in the 4th century as one of the last and strongest of the Roman 'Saxon Shore' forts, two-thirds of whose towered walls still stand. It was the landing place of William the Conqueror's army in 1066. During the century after the Conquest a full-scale Norman castle, with a great square keep and a powerful gatehouse, was built within one corner of the fort. In the 1250s the towered bailey wall was constructed, and soon put to the test during the great siege of 1264."

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Taken on June 14, 2012