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Colchester Castle - artist's impression

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An artist's impression of how the castle keep (the largest ever built by the Normans) would have looked after completion. It was constructed between 1076 and 1125 with extensive re-use of bricks and tiles from the ruined Roman town. It was built as part of the Norman defence system, following their invasion of England in 1066. It is built on the foundations of the great Roman Temple of Claudius, which is why it is so large.

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7th Jan 2006 by Diane Earl

Subjects:
Geography, History

Key Stages:
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

Keywords:
castle defence Norman protection attack keep Tower Roman Claudius Colchester

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