I have been having such fun with #MarchSquares that I nearly forgot I needed to prepare a #PastmeetsPresent post for today. Fortunately inspiration struck as I scrolled through my archives – one of the most evocative castles in southern England – Corfe Castle.
Founded by William the Conqueror, it later became a favourite residence of King John. King John expanded it and apparently added many creature comforts. Further work was undertaken by his son Henry III and also by Edward I in the late 13th century. Corfe Castle then remained largely unchanged until the 17th century, when Cromwell’s army destroyed it.