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Helmsley Castle Warriors

 

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.

 

Helmsley Castle Warriors

 

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.

 

comments (6)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Feb 2011, 07:36
Sounds like a place full of history Les: I think the body language of these two says it all
Les Auld: It does indeed Chris, thanks for the comment.
Strange sculptures Les, not quite the artistry of more medieval ones.
Les Auld: But quite dangerous looking I think Brian, thanks for the comment.
They are quite modern, but still look like they are doing their job, nice treatment too smile
Les Auld: Thanks Linda, they do seem to fit in OK.
Very modern art really Les..but well suited for the occasion.
Les Auld: It does seem to work Ron, thanks for the comment.
These are effective, in fact quite aggressive
Les Auld: Yes indeed Martin, thanks for the comment
Blimey if the attackers looked like this I would have surrendered immediately
Les Auld: frighteningly out of this world Bill, and that has given me an idea. Thanks for the comment.

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