Durham Castle

Durham Castle

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Durham Castle is a Norman castle in the city of Durham, England, which has been wholly occupied since 1840 by University College, Durham. It is open to the general public to visit, but only through guided tours, since it is in use as a working building and is home to over 100 students. The castle stands on top of a hill above the River Wear on Durham's peninsula, opposite Durham Cathedral.The castle was originally built in the 11th century as a projection of the Norman king's power in the north of England, as the population of England in the north remained "wild and fickle" following the disruption of the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is an excellent example of the early motte and bailey castles favoured by the Normans. The holder of the office of the Bishop of Durham was appointed by the King to exercise royal authority on his behalf, the Castle was his seatshow more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134945064
  • 9786134945066