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Guidebook: Pickering Castle

Guidebook: Pickering Castle

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Overview

Pickering is a fine example of a motte-and-bailey castle, first built in earth and timber by William the Conqueror in the years following the Norman Conquest. It was rebuilt in stone and extended by subsequent kings, notably Henry III and Edward II, in response to the threat posed at different times by rebellious barons and the Scots.

In 1267 the castle was granted to Edmund Early of Lancaster, whose son Thomas led a revolt against Edward II. Thomas was ultimately defeated at the Battle of Boroughbridge, not far from Pickering, and the castle was returned to royal hands.

This guidebook provides a full account of the history of the castle, including its various functions as administrative centre, royal hunting lodge, law court and prison; and includes a tour of the extensive remains that can still be seen today.

Key Features:

  • 36 pages
  • Paperback
  • Published in 2015 (revised reprint)


Size: Approx. 148 mm (w) x 210 mm (h)
Author: Lawrence Butler
ISBN: 9781850744344

Customer Reviews -

  • 4 out of 5   Friday 20th May 2016 by Martin Blumenow, Liverpool.

    membership number; 454678975

    I found this guide book very informative I have visited Pickering Castle many times over the years, and think that the book is very useful in understanding the history of the castle and town, with some drawings and photographs. Well worth the price.

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