William, Count of Mortain, Robert of Mortain's son, took possession of the castle but when he rebelled against King Henry I he was stripped of the castle.
In 1147 King Stephen laid siege to teh castle when its owner rebelled. As before the castle walls could not be breached and it only fell to the King when the supplies ran out. Pevensey then became the property of the Crown.
|Pevensey Castle Key Facts|
|County||East Sussex (7 castles)|
|Directions||The castle is within the village of Pevensey which is about five miles to the north-east of Eastbourne|
|Categories||Pre Medieval / Stone|
|Remains||Small amount survives|
|Access to site||Only open at certain times|
|1088||Apr||Pevensey Castle siege|
|William Rufus lay siege to Pevensey Castle where Odo had taken shelter with Robert of Mortain. The siege lasted for six weeks. Robert, the Duke of Normandy, sent a force to support the rebels at Pevensey but they were unable to land because the King had made sure the ports were well guarded. Robert admitted defeat and withdrew his support for the rebels. Odo had little choice, other than that to starve, and surrendered to the King. Odo agreed to go to Rochester where he would convince the rebels to accept William Rufus as the rightful King of England.|
|1147||Pevensey Castle siege|
|King Stephen leys siege to Pevensey castle and has to wait for the castle's reserves to run out before the castle falls.|
Episode: Civil War Stephen and Matilda
|1246||Peter de Savoy granted Pevensey Castle|
|Henry III granted Pevensey castle to the Queen's uncle, Peter de Savoy, Earl of Richmond.|
|1264||Pevensey Castle siege|
|Following the defeat at the Battle of Lewes, Henry III's supporters fled and took refuge in Pevensey Castle. Simon de Montfort's son, laid siege to the castle, but could not take it.|
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