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Ribald of Middleham

The land around Middleham was given to Alan The Red. Alan built a wooden motte-and-bailey castle, 500 yards to the south-west of where the present castle stands, on a site known as William's Hill. ...
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    Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a gorgeous Italian antiphoner, with this marginal illustration of a monk praying to St Benedict. Image source: Walters Museum, W.472, and Creative Commons licensed.

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