The Berkeley family welcome you to Berkeley Castle, their ancient fortress home where they have lived since their ancestor, Robert Fitzharding, completed the Keep in the late 12th Century.
The history played out within Berkeley Castle’s walls make it one of the most remarkable buildings in Britain and the family hope that you will visit them to experience its special atmosphere.
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EDWARD II - HIS LAST MONTHS AND HIS MONUMENT
Berkeley Castle's Archives include many references to the imprisonment of Edward until he was murdered at the Castle on 21 September 1327.
An exciting new book by Castle Archivist, David Smith, in conjunction with Jill Barlow, Richard Bryant, Carolyn Heighway and Chris Jeens details evidence of a surprisingly comfortable lifestyle and provides information about Edward's imprisonment, confirming that he had his own household staff and cook during his time at Berkeley Castle. Also contained in the book is a meticulous analysis and description which is highly illustrated of Edward's Monument in Gloucester Cathedral and also a discussion of the Fieschi letter upon which the legend of his escape from the Castle is mainly based.
The book is priced at £30 and is available from www.pasthistoric.co.uk
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This beautiful historic house, gardens and parkland set in the wonderful Worcestershire Countryside provides the ideal day out for you and your family.