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Huntingdon Castle Hills

History of Huntingdon Castle

Scheduled Monument:

The castle has a long history of use, beginning in 1068 when it was built for William the Conqueror following his return from York. The Domesday Book records the castle in the possession of Judith, the niece of William I. It later passed to David I of Scotland who, through his marriage to Maud de Senlis, became Earl of Huntingdon in about 1113. David lent his support to his niece, the Empress Matilda, during the 12th century civil wars known as the Anarchy.

For extensive description see:

Also see:

Mike Osborne, Defending Cambridgeshire


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