Sandal Castle Sandal Avenue

Sandal Castle Sandal Avenue

Sandal Castle Sandal Avenue Sandal Castle Wakefield Aerial from Drone Wakefield, United Kingdom Sandal Castle in Wakefield has long been a mystery to those who visit it. So little remains that it has taken an act of imagination to conceive of the majestic fortress that once overlooked the town of Wakefield. As the ruin has been forgotten, so has its history. In 1460 Sandal Castle overlooked a turning point, at the dawn of the Wars of the Roses. In The Battle of Wakefield 1460 we examine the events of that year and question the received version of events, as painted by the victors. In Building Sandal's Castles we show the development of the many castles that have existed on the site and, through extensive researched, make it possible to see the castle once again! We even show the plans that Richard III made for the site, but never accomplished in his lifetime.Considering the sorry remnants that have survived from this once magnificent building, the compilers have done a wonderful job in collating evidence from the standing remains, past excavations, Tudor surveys, 13th century building accounts and other documentation. They have also made excellent and critical use of the one superb piece of pictorial evidence, the drawing of 1562, in their interpretation. Both films use photography of the site as it stands today, still reconstruction drawings and computer-generated virtual reconstructions to restore life to this important castle. It is disconcerting but extremely effective to see the presenter transported from the stark ruin into a functioning building! www.lostincastles.com

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