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Mar 4, 2015 - Croft Castle

Today we visited Croft Castle near Leominster. The Croft estate was founded by a Norman knight, Bernard the Bearded around 1055. Under orders from Edward the Confessor, Bernard built the first Croft Mote and Bailey castle to protect the English borders from the troublesome Welsh. The Croft family have played key roles in British history over years. During the Wars of the Roses, Sir Richard Croft fought beside Edward Mortimer at the Battle of Mortimer's Cross in1461 and became a trusted confidante when Mortimer became Edward IV. Richard's...

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