Cambridge Castle Cambridgeshire
Cambridge Castle Cambridgeshire

Cambridge Castle Cambridgeshire

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Cambridge Castle. Antique print of Cambridge Castle also known as Castle Mound, is located in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. Originally built after the Norman conquest to control the strategically important route to the north of England, it played a role in the conflicts of the Anarchy, the First and Second Barons’ Wars. Hugely expanded by Edward I, the castle then fell rapidly into disuse in the late medieval era, its stonework recycled for building purposes in the surrounding colleges. Cambridge Castle was refortified during the English Civil War but once again fell into disuse, used primarily as the county gaol. Antique copper-plate engraving dated in the plate 24 Dec 1783. Size of engraved area approx 5x6ins. Price shown is ex VAT.

 

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