ruins with a story to tell
Nice youtube as well. My question was about the early period before 1000 as to what they were defending against in this time. The chapel within the castle is interesting and I wonder when it was constructed.
Thank you, Michael. Before the Normans the Vikings were the invaders plus England was made up of many kingdoms and was not a united country. In the 9th century, Alfred defeated the Vikings and became the dominant king. He was the King of Wessex (south west England today). His victory in 878 at the Battle of Edington (close to where I live) brought together what we know as England today.