Chez WW in England

Chez WW in England

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Broughton Castle, England

24 August 2011

Broughton Castle is very close to our house but has limited hours. Finally the stars aligned and Andrew was off work and the castle was open.

The moated and fortified medieval manor house  was built in 1300 by Sir John de Broughton. The house was sold to William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester in 1377 and has remained in that family since. In 1451 Broughton was inherited by the Fiennes, Barons Saye and Sele. The current Lord Saye and Sele lives in the castle with his wife.

Broughton Castle has been used in many movies. Oxford Blues. Shakespeare in Live. 3 Men and a Little Lady. The Madness of King George. The Scarlet Pimpernel.

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