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posted 01-29-2001 11:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tiger   Click Here to Email tiger     Edit/Delete Message
where can I find info on the roman casle in chester

Philip Davis
posted 01-29-2001 01:51 PM           Edit/Delete Message
The Roman's did not build castles. There is the remains of a Roman legionary fortress (and associated town) at Chester, beyond the scope of my interest. There are also remains of a Medieval Castle. If your interested in the medieval castle post again and I'll give you what infomation I have. For the Roman site try a search of Deva.

And the astronomyours beheldyne the constellacions of hys bryth by thare castle, and foundyn that he sholde bene wyse and curteyse, good of consaill
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posted 01-30-2001 01:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJR     Edit/Delete Message
This was once an important walled town with a castle, but only the walls and Agricola’s Tower remain. It was a Roman site, strengthened by the Saxons and Normans, who built the motte and bailey. The large buttressed tower was built in the 12th century. Henry III annexed Chester as a royal castle and from the time of the Black Prince, the eldest son of the sovereign has been Earl of Chester. Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester, was a prisoner in the castle in 1477. In the 19th century the gateway, military quarters and assize courts were built. The Regimental Museum is in Agricola’s Tower today, and inside are relics of Omdurman and the Ashanti Wars, and part of a zeppelin.

From "Castle of England & Wales" by John Kinross

The broken stones, the ruined walls,
'Tis few who know where hist'ry falls.

posted 01-31-2001 11:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter   Click Here to Email Peter     Edit/Delete Message
seeing that Chester|Deva is only just over the border in England. Let me know just what you want and I'll tell you. There are more remains of the Roman period than mentioned. There are exhibitions in the towers Andrew, the main military museum is next to the old Law Courts.

Ciao Peter

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