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Shrewsbury Castle

Shrewsbury Castle

Shrewsbury Castle is a stronghold guarding the only way into Shrewsbury that was unprotected by the River Severn.

It was originally an Anglo-Saxon fortification built out of timber; the current sandstone castle being founded by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Shrewsbury in c.1070.

In 1138 it was unsuccessfully defended by William Fitzalan - a supporter of the Empress Maud - after an attack by the forces of King Stephen.

Geo-location: Shrewsbury Castle 52.710943; -2.749479

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