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Bodiam Castle

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Nigel Saul examines the social aspirations of a fourteenth-century Sussex castle and the man who built it.

Bodiam castle in Sussex was the creation of one combative egotist, and it owes its preservation to another. The builder of Bodiam was an ambitious retired war veteran and future councillor of Richard II, Sir Edward Dallingridge. Its saviour five-and-a-half centuries later was that 'most superior person', the Marquess Curzon of Kedkston, Foreign Secretary and one-time viceroy of India.


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