Beeston Castle

Let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way… Beeston Castle, bless it, has always been the poor relative to its cousin Chester. However, the persistence of its existence still gives it clout in English history. And we’re big fans of the underdog. So we thought it worthy of our attention today. Our…

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1272 – While travelling during the Ninth Crusade, Prince Edward (Edward Longshanks and the Hammer of the Scots) becomes King of England upon Henry III of England’s death, but he will not return to England for nearly two years to assume the throne.

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