Helmsley Castle in Yrksgire was built in the early twelth century and over the centuries was rebuilt and extended untill, in 1644, the castle was besieged by Sir Thomas Fairfax during the English Civil War. The Roaylist garrison held out for three months but eventually Fairfax won through and the castle fell. Much of the walls and buildings were destroyed, although the main living area was mostly spared.
The only warriors to be found at Helmsley today are a group of modern knights at the entrance to the castle. The castleis now in the care of English Heritage.
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