Pictures of England

- EXPLORING THE MOST PICTURESQUE & HISTORIC PLACES IN ENGLAND
- CREATE YOUR OWN PICTURES OF ENGLAND GALLERY
- DISCOVER HISTORY, FACTS, & MORE..

Search:


Historic Towns & Picturesque Villages

Brook Cottage, Kedington, Suffolk

Kedington

in the county of Suffolk

Burley, Hampshire

Burley

in the county of Hampshire

England Articles

A picture tour of Baconsthorpe Castle - a Castle in the town of Baconsthorpe, in the county of Norfolk
Baconsthorpe Castle
Baconsthorpe Castle - by Zbigniew Siwik ©
Share the beauty of England..

PicturesOfEngland.com Member Login

You are not logged in.

Username:
Password:
   

Not registered yet? Click here to join!

Close

4 stars
Photographer: © Zbigniew Siwik (Gallery)(19th April 2015)
Description

Baconsthorpe Castle

Baconsthorpe Castle, a moated and fortified 15th century manor house, that are a testament to the rise and fall of a prominent Norfolk family, the Heydons. Over 200 years, successive generations of this family built, then enlarged, and finally abandoned this castle. The Heydons were an ambitious family. They first made their fortunes through the Law profession and later from wool. John Heydon rose to prominence and influence as a supporter and ally of the 1st Duke of Suffolk, William de la Pole. During the turbulent Wars of the Roses (1455-1485) John often switched political allegiances to serve his own purposes. Although he managed to amass great wealth, he also made many enemies, and was described by contemporaries as crafty and quarrelsome. His position meant he needed a secure base to operate from.
More pictures of Baconsthorpe Castle by Zbigniew Siwik...

This image also features in..

Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 5D
Exposure Program: Aperture Priority, Focal length: 19 mm, Aperture: f 8, ISO: 100, Exposure time: 1/160 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: September 7, 2014, 3:14 pm
ImageID:1195999, Image size: 4368 x 2912 pixels

This image is available to purchase and is part of our Baconsthorpe Castle Stock Photos Collection.

 Restricted free use  Wallpaper Background Image

 restricted free use  Wallpaper

4 stars
Comment by Dave John(19th April 2015)

A very pleasing symmetrical image, well framed

pictures by this user   user profile   user contact

Please add a comment..

Please login to make a comment on this picture