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What's New:

Updated: 18 August 2019

Added a new ghost story for
Windsor Castle.

Added a new profile for
Château de Chambord.

Added a new profile for
York Castle.

Added a new profile for
Burg Lahneck.

Added a new profile for
Smailholm Tower.

Added a new profile for
Edinburgh Castle.

Castle Events:

Dover Castle

The Joust: Battle for Good
24 - 26 August 2019
10am - 5pm

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Scarborough Castle

Medieval Myths and Legends
24 - 26 August 2019
11am - 5pm

Coming Soon:

A profile for Chepstow Castle in Wales.

A profile for Arundel Castle in England.

Windsor Castle - Berkshire, England

Windsor Castle - Berkshire, England

This Week in History:

19 August 1561

Mary, Queen of Scots, returns to Scotland after spending 13 years in France.

22 August 1485

The Battle of Bosworth Field, the last major battle of the Wars of the Roses. It was here that Richard III was killed in battle, ending the Plantagenet dynasty. Henry Tudor was crowned King on nearby Crown Hill and thus began the Tudor dynasty.

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Visit the Timeline to see a chronological list of historical events.