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What's New:

Updated: 11 July 2019

Added a new profile for
Burg Lahneck.

Added a new profile for
Smailholm Tower.

Added a new profile for
Edinburgh Castle.

Added a new profile for
Beaumaris Castle.

Added a new profile for
Bowes Castle.

Added a new ghost story for
Hermitage Castle.

Castle Events:

Caerlaverock Castle

Spectacular Jousting
27 - 28 July 2019
12:30pm - 4:30pm

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Coming Soon:

A new profile for York Castle in England.

A new profile for Château de Chambord in France.

Burg Lahneck - Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

Burg Lahneck - Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

This Week in History:

12 July 1543

King Henry VIII marries his 6th and final wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace.

13 July 1174

William I of Scotland is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Henry II of England.

14 July 1223

Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II.

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