Corfe Castle No.I.
Engraving. Plate 400 x 509mm. 15¾ x 20". Two vertical folds.
Corfe Castle, Dorset, dates back to the 11th century. This is the site where Edward the Martyr was assassinated. Corfe Castle suffered two seiges during the English Civil Wary by Parliamentarian forces. Sir John Bankes was away attending to Charles I when the seiges began, leaving his wife, Lady Mary Bankes in charge of defence. 1643 marked the first seige followed by a two month bombardment in 1646 leading to the castle being betrayed by a member of the garrison and its eventual capture. The castle was slightly destroyed and then left. The locals then took advantage over the centuries of the building material and masonry.
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