Built in 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a former knight of Edward III. He was given permission to build this impressive castle by Richard II as a defense against possible invasion by the French during the Hundred Years War, although it was never actually attacked. The closest it got to any real battle, was during the Wars of the Roses, when in 1483 on the orders Richard III the castle was ordered to besieged, the then owner Sir Thomas Lewknor quickly surrendered. Later at the beginning of 1641 English Civil War it was owned by John Tufton who supported the Royalist cause, and had to be sold to pay fines levied against him by Parliament, unfortunately the interior of the castle was dismantled and was not inhabited again.
My second attempt at HDR so please feel free to critique I won't be offended.
I've decided to use this image in the planting a seed theme to encourage me to learn more about HDR, so the plan is to practice and be able to improve my knowledge and skills with this particular technique
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Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.