Sunday, 20 July 2014

Carisbrooke Castle

Tales of power, defence, treachery, design and captivity, Phil Bowen told the tale well, with illustrations.

Castles are a wonderful legacy and show us how we have evolved as a nation over the years. The original castle was a Norman motte and bailey but later additions provided comfortable living quarters.

The first glass was used in this castle so that the ladies could sit near the windows in the colder weather, to do their sewing and embroidery, without feeling the cold winds.

Charles I was help prisoner here before his execution. Two of his children were kept with him and his daughter Elizabeth died in the castle.