William the Conqueror used enforced Anglo-Saxon labour for work on the construction of Leeds Castle. The original wooden castle was replaced by a fortified stone castle in 1119. An important feature of Leeds Castle is its access to the River Len. Leeds Castle occupies three islands surrounded by an artificial lake. King Henry VIII converted Leeds Castle into a Royal Palace but retained the defences due to the possible risk of invasion from Spain or France.
Leeds Castle, Kent, built in 1119 by Robert de Crevecoeur as a Norman stronghold, descended through the de Crevecoeur family until the 1260s. In 1278, the castle became the property of King Edward I and a gloriette with apartments for the king and queen was added.
Leeds Castle is in Kent, England, 5 miles southeast of Maidstone. A castle has been on the site since 1119. In the 13th century it came into the hands of King Edward I, in the 16th century, Henry VIII used it as a residence for his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.
Warkworth Castle, Northumberland, is a ruined medieval building. When the castle was founded is uncertain: traditionally its construction has been ascribed to Prince Henry of Scotland in the mid-12th century, but it may have been built by King Henry II of England when he took control of England's northern counties. Warkworth Castle was first documented in a charter of 1157–1164 when Henry II granted it to Roger fitz Richard.