[Chepstow Castle.] 75.Chepstow, which lies on the right bank of the River Wye, has been the scene of important events in English history. The old town was defended by a wall on the south and west sides, by the river on the east and on the north side of the Castle. This is of Norman and English construction, and was begun by one of the followers of William the Conquerer. The Castle is divided into four courts, with the encircling walls protected by a number of round towers, and with a deep ditch on the land side. On the left of the gateway is a large round tower, known as Marten's Tower, because for twenty years after the restoration of the monarchy it was the prison of Sir Henry Marten, one of the signatories to the death warrant of Charles I. In another part of the tower, Jeremy Taylor, the author of "Holy Living and Holy Dying," was detained as a political prisoner. The Castle to-day is largely in ruins.]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 260 x 284mm. 10¼ x 11¼".
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