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Searching for RII or RIII sites in/around Colchester

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Searching for RII or RIII sites in/around Colchester

Post by traveldog » Sun November 21st, 2010, 11:55 pm

I'm planning to be in England for far too short a time next year -- only six days and for various reasons I won't bore you with, the first 3 are going to be in London and the second 3 in Colchester. I'm particularly interested in Richard II and Richard III and would like to visit sites associated with them to the extent possible. The London ones should be fairly easy to come by (but information on other than the obvious ones would be very, very welcome) ...

I'm drawing a blank, however, re: any places or museums in the general area of Colchester that would be associated with either man. And if anyone else has advice or recommendations for Colchester, they too would be most welcome. We are thinking of going to Framlingham one day (yes, I'm interested in the Marshall's also) if we aren't too daunted by the prospect of driving in England.

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Post by Carla » Thu April 7th, 2011, 5:02 pm

If you go to Framlingham, you might be interested in Orford Castle as well. It's on the coast about 10 miles off the A12 (map link here: http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=63 ... &A=Y&Z=130). Henry II built it to keep a close eye on the Bigods. The keep is very well preserved.
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