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

  1. Amazing photos. I particularly like the framing (if that’s the correct terms for just an edge) you’ve done with the remains of the wall/tower in the bottom one.

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