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|County||Nottinghamshire (2 castles)||Categories||Stone|
|Remains||Very litte if any at all||Access||At any reasonable time|
|Comments||Nothing appears to remain of the earlier medieval castle. A much later mansion stands on the site which is open to the public for a entrance fee.|
|Location||52.94897,-1.154605||Directions||Directions via Google Maps|
|Nottinghamshire (2 castles)|
|Very litte if any at all|
|At any reasonable time|
|Nothing appears to remain of the earlier medieval castle. A much later mansion stands on the site which is open to the public for a entrance fee.|
|Directions via Google Maps|
Armies from Northumbria attacked the Danes at York but were defeated. The Danes moved south attacking Nottingham and taking the city. The king of Mercia asked Ethelred and Alfred for assistance and an army from Wessex went to help.
William and the Normans started construction of the castle at Nottingham. This would have been a wooden building. It was built on the high ground above the town using the steep slope down to the river Leen as a defence.
Henry attacked Nottingham where a fire resulted in damage to the town.
The castle at Nottingham was being held by supporters of John but it fell to Richard I after a siege of several days.
While the best of the English army were at Berwick, a Scottish army led by Sir James Douglas invaded Yorkshire. With an untrained army the Archbishop of York, William Melton, tried to fight off the Scots but was defeated at Myton-in-Swalesdale. With the Scots threatening their lands in the north the earls, with Edward at Berwick, abandoned the siege and returned to their homes. Queen Isabella who was in York at the time managed to escape to safety at Nottingham.
Edward III ordered the arrest of Roger Mortimer. The King and some loyal supporters entered Nottingham Castle via a secret passage in the rocks and Roger Mortimer was arrested.
Edward's army was insufficient to deal with the rebels alone and he had moved them to Nottingham to wait for a larger army to join them led by Sir William Herbert, the Earl of Pembroke. Pembroke's army was attacked and defeated by a combined rebel army led by Robin of Redesdale and the Earl of Warwick who had returned from France. The battle took place at Edgecote near Banbury. Sir William Herbert and his brother Richard were captured and executed.
A three year truce was signed at Nottingham Castle by Richard and the Scottish king James III.
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