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Apr 20, 2014 - Kenilworth Castle Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday we rose feeling sad because the stupid bunny had forgotten to visit us in the Cotswolds. I can only assume he/she got stuck on the M1, or the Chapter Cottage rats had got him. We had to settle for wholemeal crusty batard, toasted and served with lime marmalade and delicious tea. The local deli was open and sold us yet another of those foul cups of coffee that the English have made a fine art. Off to Kenilworth to tour the castle loved by its many owners including Simon de Montfort and Robert Dudley. It also happens to be on...

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Aug 3, 2012 - Kenilworth

Yay, a fine day! We left Leek and drove some 2 hours through some pretty country to Kenilworth where we wandered around the castle exhibitions, ruins and the Elizabethan Garden for a very enjoyable 3 hours. Kenilworth Caste was built over several centuries. Founded in the 1120s with a Norman great tower, it was enlarged and a large mere created by King John at the beginning of the 13th century. It was the palace fortress of John of Gaunt in the late 14th century, and Robert Dudley expanded and furnished it yet again to impress Queen...

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Jul 3, 2012 - Kenilworth

Tuesday, July 3, 2013 Went to Kenilworth Castle, an English Heritage site, so we got in for no admission and the kids were free on our card. Also were able to get an English Heritage Handbook. Yea! The keep of Kenilworth was begun in 1120's by Geoffrey de Clinton Henry II's treasurer. King John enlarged and strengthened it between 1210 and 1216 and in 1266 it withstood a 6 month siege when it was held by supporters off Simon de Monfort who rebelled against Henry III. Later John of Gaunt rebuilt and expanded it and still later Henry VIII...

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