Bolingbroke Castle, Moat Lane, Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire

Bolingbroke Castle, Moat Lane, Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire
Photograph taken 11 May 2001 © Mr John Scarbro FRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 196127

This castle was founded in 1220-1230 by Randulph de Blundevill, Earl of Chester and Lincoln. It was extended and altered in the 14th century when it became part of the Duchy of Lancaster. It withstood a siege during the Civil War in 1643, after which it was slighted, deserted and fell into ruin. The castle was the birthplace of Henry Bolingbroke, the son of John of Gaunt and later Henry IV, in 1367. It was excavated between 1965 and 1973. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2010).

Location

Lincolnshire Bolingbroke

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

castle attack defence ruin royal english heritage Medieval (1066 - 1484)