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Published by Old Hall in Burton Salmon .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sieges.,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Civil War, 1642-1649.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementprinted from the manuscript compiled and illustrated by George Fox.
The Physical Object
Paginationvi,169,(42)p. of plates :
Number of Pages169
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15318892M
ISBN 100946534047
OCLC/WorldCa60058764

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Aug 07,  · Buy Three Sieges of Pontefract Castle 1st by George Fox (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(3). Royalists controlled Pontefract Castle at the start of the English Civil War. The first of three sieges began in December and continued until the following March when Marmaduke Langdale, 1st Baron Langdale of Holme arrived with Royalist reinforcements and the Parliamentarian army retreated. During the Civil Wars, Pontefract Castle took part in three sieges. At the start of the second war, John Morris (right), and a few supporters, snuck into the castle by pretending to bring in beds for the garrison. These Royalists held the castle for 9 months, but when the King was executed, they had to surrender, and Morris was executed for. So great was its infamy that Shakespeare included Pontefract Castle in two of his plays, Richard II (who was murdered at the castle) and Richard III. During the Civil War, the castle endured three bitter sieges. Eventually, the Royalists were forced to concede defeat. Cromwell ordered the castle demolished, and it fell into disrepair.

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The year history of Pontefract Castle witnessed the suspicious death of Richard II, rebels protesting against Henry VIII’s religious change and three sieges by Parliamentary forces against the Royalist garrison within. The impenetrable defences warranted its demolition in ending the life of one of the greatest northern castles. During the English Civil War, Pontefract Castle survived three sieges but following the eventual defeat by the parliamentarians, the castle was razed to the ground at the end of the war. The ghost of Richard II has strangely enough never been seen at the castle but that's not to say that there aren't any ghosts there. A Black Monk has often. Pontefract Castle, Pontefract: See reviews, articles, and photos of Pontefract Castle, ranked No.2 on Tripadvisor among 19 attractions in Pontefract. (Governor subsequently executed for treason against Henry V) and withstood three sieges during the English Civil War as a Ro 4/4(). The first minute book of Pontefract Borough Council contains details of the decision to destroy the castle after the three sieges which took place there during the course of the civil war. The full destruction of the castle which was ordered by parliament had the full support of the surrounding population.