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Pages: 37. Chapters: Kenilworth Castle, Anne Hathaway's Cottage,
Warwick Castle, Compton Wynyates, Shakespeare's Birthplace, St
Nicholas' Church, Kenilworth, Church of the Holy Trinity,
Stratford-upon-Avon, Chesterton Windmill, All Saints Church,
Weston-on-Avon, Packwood House, All Saints Church, Billesley, St
Mary's Church, Warwick, Baddesley Clinton, Ragley Hall, Charlecote
Park, Maxstoke Castle, Lord Leycester Hospital, Coughton Court,
Stoneleigh Abbey, Arbury Hall, Farnborough Hall, Compton Verney
House, Coombe Abbey, St Mary's Abbey, Kenilworth, Honington Hall,
Bilton Hall, St James' Church, Great Packington, Blyth Hall,
Kinwarton Dovecote, Stoneleigh Abbey Gatehouse. Excerpt: Kenilworth
Castle is located in the town of the same name in Warwickshire,
England. Constructed from Norman through to Tudor times, the castle
has been described by architectural historian Anthony Emery as "the
finest surviving example of a semi-royal palace of the later middle
ages, significant for its scale, form and quality of workmanship."
Kenilworth has also played an important historical role. The castle
was the subject of the six-month long Siege of Kenilworth in 1266,
believed to be the longest siege in English history, and formed a
base for Lancastrian operations in the War of the Roses. Kenilworth
was also the scene of the removal of Edward II from the English
throne, the French insult to Henry V in 1414 (said by John Strecche
to have encouraged the Agincourt campaign), and the Earl of
Leicester's lavish reception of Elizabeth I in 1575. The castle was
built over several centuries. Founded in the 1120s around a
powerful Norman great tower, the castle was significantly enlarged
by King John at the beginning of the 13th century. Huge water
defences were created by damming the local streams and the
resulting fortifications proved able to withstand assa...
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