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Author: Editors at Scala Publishing
ISBN13: 978-1857595901
Title: Leeds Castle: Queen of Castles, Castle of Queens
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Language: English
Category: Architecture
Publisher: Scala Arts Publishers Inc. (January 16, 2010)
Pages: 64

Leeds Castle: Queen of Castles, Castle of Queens by Editors at Scala Publishing

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Leeds Castle: Queen of Castles, Castle of Queens by Scala Publishing. More Books on British Castles. Buckingham Palace: The Official History by John Martin Robinson. King George III bought the Duke of Buckingham's house in 1761. This book traces the palace from its medieval and Tudor beginnings, through the destruction of many of its royal buildings in the 17th century, to the present day. Illustrated. Hampton Court Palace. Hampton Court Palace: The Official Illustrated History by Lucy Worsley and David Souden. Tells the story of one of the finest palaces in Europe: the original buildings of Henry VIII's reign; the late 17th century Baroque additions by Sir Christopher Wren; the famous formal gardens; the lifestyles of monarchs, mistresses, and courtiers; and life below stairs.

Leeds Castle is often referred to as the Castle of Queens, Queen of Castles. Perhaps the Castle’s most famous owner was King Henry VIII, who transformed the castle for his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. The stunning painting of the ‘Field of the Cloth of Gold’, which commemorates the meeting between King Henry VIII and the French King Francis I in 1520, hangs here at Leeds Castle. Above: One of the medieval bathrooms at Leeds Castle. The last owner of Leeds Castle was the indomitable Lady Baillie who bought the castle in 1926 and employed French interior designers to transform her new home. She dedicated most of her life to the improvement of the castle and was responsible for setting up the Leeds Castle Foundation. The castle was opened to the public in 1976.

What Makes Leeds Castle Very Famous. With foundations reaching back to the year 857AD, Leeds Castle is mentioned in the Domesday Book and was once a Norman Stronghold. A Royal residence for many years, the sheer number of Kings and Queens to have resided in Leeds Castle over the years guarantees its fame. Scala Publishing (2010) ‘Leeds Castle: Queen of Castles, Castle of Queens’. Anthony Russel (2013) ‘Outrageous Fortune: Growing Up in Leeds Castle’. Visiting Information. Leeds Castle is run by the charitable trust ‘Leeds Castle Foundation’ and is open to the public all year round.

Since then Leeds Castle and its extensive grounds have become a popular tourist attraction in this part of England with visitors young and old, attracted from every corner of the world. They come for the history, the beauty of the landscape and the entertainments which have grown up in the grounds in recent years. This is a short photographic essay about the historic and aesthetic appeals of Leeds Castle. All photos were taken by the author during three visits in 2013 and 2014. Leeds Castle photographed from the western side of the surrounding lake. On the left is the 13th century 'Gloriette'. On the right is the more recent 'New Castle' Source. The Gatehouse - the most ancient buildings have long since gone, but parts of the gatehouse are among the oldest constructions still existing Source. The History Of Leeds Castle: 1) The Early Years.

In 2019 Leeds Castle celebrates its 900th Anniversary. Visit in this landmark year and join our special celebrations and events. A Norman stronghold; the private property of six of England’s medieval queens; a palace used by Henry VIII DISCOVER MORE. The Maze & Grotto. Lose yourself in one of the most popular mazes' in Kent, then return to civilisation through an underworld grotto.

Leeds Castle is one of the most attractive medieval castles in England. The story of Leeds Castle, part of the Britain Express travel guide to England, highlighting attractions, history, and visitor information. Leeds has been owned by a succession of monarchs, and no less than six queens of England. HISTORY There was a Saxon royal manor here as early as 857 AD, After the Norman invasion the manor was held by the Crevecoeur family (literal translation, "breakheart"), who rebuilt the manor as a stone dwelling. That early castle saw action during the turbulent conflict between King Stephen and Queen Maud, and in 1139 Stephen captured it from Maud's supporters. From 1278 the castle belonged to the crown. In that year Edward I began building the barbican and the unusual fortified mill.

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This superb and substantial guide, illustrated with a selection of stunning colour photographs, traces the castle's long link with the English Crown
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I used this for research and the information provided helped me with some macro details in a book I where I recently featured this castle. I have added a trip to this Castle to my Bucket List.
Great book. Lots of good information