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The Siege of Bamburgh Castle

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'... alle the Kinges greet gonnes that were charged at oons to shute unto the said Castelle, Newe-Castel the Kinges greet gonne, and London the second gonne of irne; the which betide the place, that stones of the walles flewe unto the see...' Warkworth's Chronicle

The Siege of Bamburgh Castle, 1464 - Painting by Graham Turner The Siege of Bamburgh Castle - original painting Ref: GT-BC

The battle for control of the mighty fortresses of Northumberland had seen them change hands repeatedly in the early 1460s, but by June 1464 Bamburgh was the last to remain holding out for Henry VI. Terms for the defenders' surrender were delivered by the earl of Warwick's herald; when these were rejected, King Edward's siege artillery was brought into action, causing considerable damage as the great guns pounded the walls. From behind the siege-lines, Warwick's herald witnesses the power of this formidable bombardment as one of Bamburgh's towers comes crashing down.

Original gouache painting by Graham Turner - image size 17.3"x 13.3" (44cm x 34cm) Note: When framed with a mount, the overall picture size will be larger. Painting is priced unframed.

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(Below left) Bamburgh Castle. After the 1464 siege, Bamburgh fell into decay, and a large part of the impressive castle visitors see today is the result of the rebuilding works carried out in the early 20th century by Lord Armstrong.

(Below right) Large block of fallen masonry at Bamburgh Castle.
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