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  1. Hace 2 días · The invasion of England by Louis of France on 21 May 1216 was followed by the siege of Windsor Castle, which was held for the king by Fawkes de Breauté, a Norman adventurer, and one of the chief of John's evil counsellors, who filled the castle with a strong garrison of foreign mercenaries.

  2. Hace 5 días · Tower of London, royal fortress and London landmark. Its buildings and grounds served historically as a royal palace, a political prison, a place of execution, an arsenal, a royal mint, a menagerie, and a public records office.

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  3. Hace 1 día · In 1214, while the king was at Windsor Castle, Robert Fitzwalter led an army into London and laid siege to the Tower. Although under-garrisoned, the Tower resisted and the siege was lifted once John signed Magna Carta.

  4. Hace 5 días · Buckingham Palace, palace and London residence of the British sovereign. It is situated within the borough of Westminster. The palace takes its name from the house built (c. 1705) for John Sheffield, duke of Buckingham. It was bought in 1762 by George III for his wife, Queen Charlotte, and became.

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  5. Hace 2 días · The presence of castles in Britain and Ireland dates primarily from the Norman invasion of 1066. [10] There were, however, a small number of castles built in England during the 1050s, by Norman knights in the service of Edward the Confessor. [11] These include Hereford, Clavering, Richard's Castle and possibly Ewyas Harold Castle and Dover.

  6. Hace 4 días · The settlement at the place where New Windsor now stands certainly owed its origin, as it later owed its importance, to the great castle under the shadow of which it lies. Thus a town sprang up which was known as New Windsor to distinguish it from the Saxon vill about 2 miles away.

  7. Hace 2 días · The 15th-century chapel at Windsor Castle is dedicated to St. George. It was built to provide a spiritual home for the Knights of the Garter, founded by Edward III in the previous century, together with the College of St. George, established at the same time to offer prayer for and spiritual counsel to the king and his company of noble knights.