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"Porchester Castle"

Portchester Castle is a medieval castle built within a former Roman fort at Portchester to the east of Fareham in the English county of Hampshire. Probably founded in the late 11th century, Portchester was a baronial castle taken under royal control in 1154. The monarchy controlled the castle for several centuries and it was a favoured hunting lodge of King John. It was besieged and captured by the French in 1216 before being returned to English control. Occupying a commanding position at the head of Portsmouth Harbour, in the medieval period Portchester was an important port. The castle saw the disembarkation for several campaigns to France led by England's kings. In anticipation of a French invasion during the first quarter of the 14th century, Edward II spent £1,100 repairing and reinforcing Portchester Castle. A plot to overthrow Henry V was discovered and the culprits apprehended at Portchester, the event features in Shakespeare's play, Henry V. Later in its history, the castle was used as a prison.

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Photographer: © Mark Rutley (Gallery)(19th April 2013)
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Porchester Castle

Portchester Castle is a medieval castle built within a former Roman fort at Portchester to the east of Fareham in the English county of Hampshire. Probably founded in the late 11th century, Portchester was a baronial castle taken under royal control in 1154. The monarchy controlled the castle for several centuries and it was a favoured hunting lodge of King John. It was besieged and captured by the French in 1216 before being returned to English control. Occupying a commanding position at the head of Portsmouth Harbour, in the medieval period Portchester was an important port. The castle saw the disembarkation for several campaigns to France led by England's kings. In anticipation of a French invasion during the first quarter of the 14th century, Edward II spent £1,100 repairing and reinforcing Portchester Castle. A plot to overthrow Henry V was discovered and the culprits apprehended at Portchester, the event features in Shakespeare's play, Henry V. Later in its history, the castle was used as a prison.
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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 7D
Exposure Program: Aperture Priority, Focal length: 13 mm, Aperture: f 16, ISO: 250, Exposure time: 1/25 sec, Metering Mode: Partial, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: April 18, 2013, 12:53 pm
ImageID:1173219, Image size: 1000 x 667 pixels

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Comment by MikeT(20th April 2013)

A lovely shot of this castle Mark

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Comment by Zbigniew Siwik(20th April 2013)

Nice composition , good job Mark

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Comment by Vince Hawthorn(20th April 2013)

Excellent shot of the keep, there is certainly a lot of history here.

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Comment by Mark Rutley (Photo owner)(21st April 2013)

Thanks Mike, Zbigniew and Vince most appreciated.

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