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posted 05-09-2001 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AnneBoleyn     Edit/Delete Message
I am fascinated by Henry the 8th and Anne Boleyn, is it true that while married to Anne, King Henry did reside in Lancaster Castle? Also is Lancaster Castle actually in Lancaster or is it in Tunstull? Is it also true that it is occupied by 12 wealthy families who have made it into apartments? And one last question, I heard it is the only castle left in England with a working mote, is that true? I would love for any replies, thank you.

posted 05-09-2001 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter   Click Here to Email Peter     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Anne,
think you have crossed wires here.
Lancaster Castle is indeed in Lancaster. But is in fact a jail & local courthouse. If anything it is one of the few castles still used as such.
A working motte ... er!
A motte is a mound, on which a castle or fortified structure was placed.
As far as I know the only Henry who had anything over much to do with the castle was Henry IV. Who carried out major works on the structure.
It is most likely another site that you have in mind.When you find out let us know, and we will do what we can to help.

posted 05-09-2001 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AnneBoleyn     Edit/Delete Message
Thurland Castle is the name of the castle I was looking for, It is about 15 miles from Lancaster, thanks for the info though! Any info you may have on this castle that I am interested in would be greatly appreciated too.

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posted 05-10-2001 12:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJR     Edit/Delete Message
Hi. I can find very little information on this site. Only the moat remains of Thurland Castle, which was a 15th century fortified house, and home of the Tunstalls. The house was completely rebuilt in the 1880s following a fire.

posted 05-11-2001 02:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AnneBoleyn     Edit/Delete Message
Thank you. Do you know of any websites I should look up?

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