Store cupboard of quotes castles 1

How did you do? I hope that you realise that there’ll be at least two more castle themed challenges – next week’s History Jar Challenge will be Welsh castles.

Ivanhoe is associated with Conisburgh Castle created by Sir Walter Scott.

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Peveril Castle in Castleton, Derbyshire, is part of the title of another Sir Walter Scott Novel.

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Ian Flemming the creator of 007 described Dover Castle as “the wonderful cardboard castle” in Moonraker.

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Brave Dame Mary, a novel by Louisa Hawtry featured Mary Bankes defence of Corfe Castle for the Royalists against the Parliamentarians.

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Men of Harlech was sung by the defenders of Rorkes Drift in the film Zulu which starred Michael Caine.

And just to finish – Victor Hugo said that “if we don’t build castles in the air we don’t build anything on the ground” – Fictional Castles

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fictional_castles

Store Cupboard of quotes week 6 – castles

George Herbert the seventeenth century metaphorical poet said that castles are “forrests of stone” (I’ve not spelled it wrong.) And that’s your first quote for the week. Your challenge is to answer the ten questions linked to the castles in the five pictures:

Name the fictional knight associated with this castle created by Sir Walter Scott.

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This castle is part of the title of another Sir Walter Scott Novel.

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A famous author of a famous secret agent described this castle as “the wonderful cardboard castle,” – which author, which secret agent and which castle…it’s in a book that has the word moon in it’s title.

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A novel by Louisa Hawtry featured a brave dame associated with this castle – which dame? which castle?

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This castle, or its guardians, feature in an extremely well known song that Michael Cane sang during an epic film. Which castle? Which song and which film?

And just to finish – Victor Hugo said that “if we don’t build castles in the air we don’t build anything on the ground” – how many fictional castles can you identify. Currently all I can envisage is a very large pink one with fireworks in the sky above it – which isn’t very helpful!

History Jar History Challenge week 6- castles north of Pontefract

Carlisle Castle – plus comment overheard during a visit there.

Pontefract Castle is often described as the “Key to the North.” With that in mind, how many castles can you identify in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, Westmorland and Northumbria. I shall list my thoughts in alphabetic order next week but must admit that I’m taking a will leap into the dark- or even oubliette- with this particular challenge.

I will be returning to the Midlands, Wales and the rest of England in due course but we might take a break from wall to wall castling in between times.

If you’re looking for a good book on the architecture and history of castles then Castle: A History of the Buildings that Shaped Medieval Britain is the book for you.