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Colchester Castle


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Part of the castle showing the old defensive Norman split windows. However, the castle was not a site that saw much action. The exception to this was a brief period during the reign of King John, when the castle was held for three months by a French garrison who were assisting the English Barons in their struggle with the King in 1216. This stuggle resulted in the signing of the Magna Carta. Eventually the castle was repossessed by the Crown.

7th Jan 2006 by Diane Earl

Geography, History

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

castle defence Norman protection attack keep arrow slit window Magna Carta

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