Sunday, 21 April 2013

Visiting Pontefract Castle

It was Conisbrough one week and Pontefract the next. The castle tour continues! This entry summarizes my visit to Pontefract Castle, a loyal stronghold that witnessed several important events in English history: the death of a king, the adultery of a queen, treason and civil war.
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Pontefract garners a mention in Shakespeare's Richard III:
Pomfret, Pomfret! O thou bloody prison,
Fatal and ominous to noble peers!
Within the guilty closure of thy walls
Richard the second here was hack'd to death;
And, for more slander to thy dismal seat,
We give thee up our guiltless blood to drink.

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