Berkhamstead Castle – Where a king was made

The story begins with Duke William of Normandy. After the defeat of Harold at the battle of Hastings on 14th October 1066, William marched with his army through southern England, pillaging as he went. Crossing the Thames at Wallingford, he reached Berkhamsted. Here he was met by Archbishop Ealdred, the Bishops of Worcester and Hereford, Earls Eadwin and Morcar, and the chief men of London, who swore allegiance to him, and offered him the crown.William proceeded to London where he was crowned king on Christmas Day 1066…. http://www.berkhamsted-castle.org.uk/

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2 thoughts on “Berkhamstead Castle – Where a king was made”

  1. What great moody photos. I only live a few miles away from the castle but only visited it properly 3 years ago. I think it is largely forgotten which is a shame considering its great importance and its relatively close proximity to London.

    I guess the Victorians felt the same way when they demolished much of the wall to build the intercity train line 😦

    1. Thank you for visiting 😉

      I can understand if these historic places were broken down in war or even to be used as building material which is very often the case but it is sad when progress takes the shortcut even though it means breaking down a centuries old place for a railway line to save costs.

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