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Middleham Castle Jesse Russell

Middleham Castle

Jesse Russell

Published July 16th 2012
ISBN : 9785512656983
Paperback
92 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Middleham Castle in Wensleydale, in the county of North Yorkshire, was built by Robert Fitzrandolph, 3rd Lord of Middleham and Spennithorne, commencing in 1190. It was built near the site of an earlierMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Middleham Castle in Wensleydale, in the county of North Yorkshire, was built by Robert Fitzrandolph, 3rd Lord of Middleham and Spennithorne, commencing in 1190. It was built near the site of an earlier motte and bailey castle. In 1270 it came into the hands of the Neville family, the most notable member of which was Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, known to history as the Kingmaker, a leading figure in the Wars of the Roses. Following the death of Richard, Duke of York at Wakefield in December 1460, his younger sons, George, Duke of Clarence and Richard, Duke of Gloucester, came into Warwicks care, and both lived at Middleham with Warwicks own family. Their brother King Edward IV was imprisoned at Middleham for a short time, having been captured by Warwick in 1469. Following Warwicks death at Barnet in 1471 and Edwards restoration to the throne, his brother Richard married Anne Neville, Warwicks younger daughter, and made Middleham his main home. Their son Edward was also born at Middleham and later also died there.