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Photographer: © Victor Naumenko (Gallery)(9th December 2011)

Knaresborough Castle

In 1372 Knaresborough Castle came into the possession of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, thus becaming part of the Duchy of Lancaster - and this has remained so the present day. In 1399 Richard II confiscated the Lancastrian estates, banishing Henry of Bolingboke (John's heir) to France. Henry later returned, duly deposed King Richard who was held captive in Knaresborough Castle for a night, before being executed at Pontefract. After the accession of Henry IV the importance of Knaresborough Castle diminished and it continued purely in an administrative and judicial role. Knaresborough Castle supported the Royalist cause during the English Civil War but it was besieged, and eventually fell, after the battle of Marston Moor in 1644. In 1646 Parliament ordered that the castle be slighted (blown up) and by 1648 demolition had commenced.

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Camera Make: SONY Model: DSC-W200
Exposure Program: Program, Focal length: 7.6 mm, ISO: 125, Exposure time: 1/500 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: August 10, 2011, 5:12 pm

ImageID:1142763, Image size: 2048 x 1536 pixels

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Comment by Sue H(10th December 2011)

You have lovely shots of Knaresborough Castle, Victor. Well done!

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