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Ancient plan of Oxford Castle.
Ancient plan of Oxford Castle.

Oxford Castle, located in Oxford, was built by a Norman baron Robert D'Oyly in 1071 shortly after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1611x1149, 162 KB)Ancient plan of Oxford Castle The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1611x1149, 162 KB)Ancient plan of Oxford Castle The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. ... Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ... The Normans (adapted from the name Northmen or Norsemen) were a mixture of the indigenous people of France and the Viking invaders under the leadership of Hrolf Ganger, who adopted the French name Rollo and swore allegiance to the king of France (Charles the Simple). ... Spaytans brader Baron is a specific title of nobility or a more generic feudal qualification. ... Robert DOyly was a Norman nobleman who accompanied William the Conqueror on his invasion of England. ... Events Byzantine Empire loses Battle of Manzikert to Turkish army under Alp Arslan. ... Bayeux Tapestry depicting events leading to the Battle of Hastings The Norman Conquest of England was the conquest of the Kingdom of England by William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy), in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings and the subsequent Norman control of England. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK... Events January 6 - Harold II is crowned List of monarchs September 29 - William of Normandy lands in England at Pevensey. ...

It was originally an earth mound with a stone keep on top, known as St George's tower, and later a fifty foot high surrounding wall with towers were added. Sedimentary, volcanic, plutonic, metamorphic rock types of North America. ... 12th century keep (Rouen, France) A keep is a strong central tower which forms the heart of a castle. ... For alternate uses, see Saint George (disambiguation) Saint George on horseback rides alongside a wounded dragon being led by a princess, late 19th century engraving. ... The Eiffel Tower Fire-observation watchtower in Kostroma, Russia. ...

It was the home of Empress Matilda in 1141 when it was besieged by King Stephen. She escaped from the castle by being lowered over the walls, supposedly dressed in white as camouflage in the snow. Empress Maud (1102 – September 10, 1167) is the title by which Matilda – daughter and dispossessed heir of King Henry I of England and his wife Maud of Scotland (herself daughter of Malcolm III Canmore and St. ... Events February 2 - Battle of Lincoln. ... Stephen II Henry (c. ... The main gatehouse of Harlech Castle, Wales. ... A wall is a usually solid structure that defines and sometimes protects an area. ... White is a color (more accurately it contains all the colors of the visible spectrum and is sometimes described as an achromatic color—black is the absence of color) that has high brightness but zero hue. ... Anolis caroliensis showing blending camouflage and counter-shading. ... The snow in Utah is world famous. ...

The site became the seat of the county government and courts although the castle had fallen into disrepair by the 14th century. This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right). ...

The county gaol gradually grew to take over most of the site. In 1888 it became HM Prison Oxford. As such, it was featured in a scene in the 1969 version of The Italian Job and the television series Inspector Morse. The prison was closed in 1996 and the site passed to Oxfordshire County Council. It has since been redeveloped as a shopping and heritage complex, with open courtyards for markets and theatrical performances. The scheme also includes a luxury hotel, apartments and restaurants. This is the first time in the UK that a modern prison has been turned into a hotel. The word Gaol can refer to the following: Gaol American/British English jail, can be another word for prison. ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Her Majestys Prison Service is the British Executive Agency reporting to the Home Office tasked with managing most of the prisons within England and Wales (Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own Prison Services). ... The Italian Job is a British comedy caper film, directed by Peter Collinson and written by Troy Kennedy Martin, who also penned episodes of the British TV series The Sweeney starring John Thaw and Dennis Waterman. ... Detective Chief Inspector Endeavour Morse is a fictional character, who features in a series of thirteen detective novels by British author Colin Dexter, though he is better known for the TV series produced by Central Independent Television from 1987–2000. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...

Located in Oxford city centre, it is 12 miles north-west of Wallingford Castle. Wallingford Castle 1913. ...


The castle has just been transformed into a five star hotel / bar / venue, Oxford Prison http://www.oxfordprison.co.uk

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A Brief History of Oxford (2001 words)
Oxford was founded in the 9th century when Alfred the Great created a network of fortified towns called burghs across his kingdom.
Oxford is first mentioned in 911 when the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, a sort of national diary, said: 'King Edward received the burghs of London and Oxford and London with all the lands belonging to them'.
Oxford probably had a market from the time it was made a burgh and it soon became a flourishing town.
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