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Great Britain Underneath Fitzwilliam Gate - 30/8/09

Ryda

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To make my life a whole lot easier: (http://www.shadow-photography.com/#/fit ... 4533126719)

It was during the reign of Henry II that the castle began to take recognisable shape. The inner and outer baileys and the great Keep belong to this time. Maurice the Engineer was responsible for building the keep. The keep was one of the last rectangular keeps ever built.

In 1216, a group of rebel barons invited Louis VIII of France to come and take the English crown. He had some success breaching the walls but was unable ultimately to take the castle

The vulnerable north gate that had been breached in the siege was converted into an underground forward-defence complex (including St John's Tower), and new gates built into the outer curtain wall on the western (Fitzwilliam's Gate) and eastern (Constable's Gate) sides. During the siege, the English defenders tunneled outwards and attacked the French, thus creating the only counter tunnel in the world. This can still be seen in the medieval works.

Today Fitzwilliam's Gate is normally closed to the public, hidden behind large wooden doors. However during peak weeks during the summer it serves as a third entrance to the castle from the overflow car park.

Firstly looking down from the top:

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Looking up the other way:

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Ever-ready my arse!

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The platform & Me x3

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Great group of staglatites:

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&& One of the castle on the way out:

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PowerSurge

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Nice report Ryda (And Shadow :D ) Cool pics as well, but I notice that stickman didn't come along

 
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