Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Pagan Eye: Assaulting the Castle
I took this photo of a family queueing up to enter Pevensey Castle when I was enjoying a day out in Sussex earlier this year.
Pevensey Castle was built by the Normans shortly after the conquest in 1066. Although I love visiting old ruins, I always feel just a little uncomfortable in Norman Castles because they are, after all, a symbol of a time when Anglo-Saxons were defeated by the invading French.
But that of course is all a very long time ago, and when I visited Pevensey I learnt that the castle had last played a role in defending Britain in WWII. Nowadays it is a tourist attraction in spectacular countryside - as I hope my photo shows.
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