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Thetford Castle


Thetford Castle (Hillfort) by GLADMAN Viewed from the north the - frankly extraordinary - Norman motte towers above the Iron Age earthworks, subsequently utilised as the castle mound's accompanying bailey defences. The figure gives an indication of the immense scale. Pity the poor Saxon peasants forced to erect the thing, a monument to their repression, now a potent reminder of our own rich heritage.
GLADMAN Image Credit: Robert Gladstone
Posted by GLADMAN
29th March 2012ce
Edited 29th March 2012ce
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