Guidebook: Portchester Castle
Product Code: 502707
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Portchester Castle’s remarkable history begins in the 3rd century when the Romans built a fort here to combat attacks by barbarian pirates. In the 5th century it was transformed into a Saxon stronghold, or burgh, to protect this part of the coast from Viking raids.
After the Norman Conquest in 1066, a castle was built inside of the Roman walls. It later became a royal residence. Occupied until the 17th century, it was converted into a prison during the Napoleonic Wars.
This guidebook contains a tour of the castle buildings and the Roman fortifications. It also gives a vivid account of the extraordinary history of the castle and its occupants.
- 40 Pages
Author: John Goodall with contributions by Steven Brindle and Abigail Coppins
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