[Caesar's Tower, Warwick Castle.] 20.[Caesar's Tower of Warwick Castle was built by Thomas de Beauchamp in the middle of the fourteenth century (1370). It is built on solid rock, and rises to a height of 150ft. The tower is of peculiar, if not unique, construction, in shape an irregular polygon with rounded outer walls. The basement contains a gloomy dungeon, on whose walls may be seen the drawings and scratchings of the prisoners, which show that even "airless dungeons and iron fetters cannot restrain the spirit." The inner gate is arranged so that blazing pitch or molten metal might be poured on the heads of any invaders attacking the Castle. From the Tower extends the range of buildings containing the hall and the apartments of the Castle. The buildings are the most attractive relics of feudal times to be seen in England to-day.]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 279 x 252mm. 11 x 10".
[Ref: 14608] £30.00