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Andrew Spratt 9h
Lochmaben Castle, Dumfries & Galloway (Scotland) reconstruction suggestion. Built by King Edward I of England. Besieged by King Robert The Bruce in 1299 while site was being built. Castle held by Black Douglas family in the 1300's.
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Andrew Spratt 8h
Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries & Galloway (Scotland) image and reconstruction suggestion. A Maxwell family stronghold besieged by King Edward I of England in 1300.
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Andrew Spratt Feb 24
St Andrews Castle, Fife (Scotland) watercolour reconstruction suggestion. Site famous for siege mine by Pro-French Scots and counter mine by Pro-English Scots defenders leading to a battle underground (1546-47).
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Andrew Spratt Feb 17
Auldhame Castle (Scotland) image and overlap of watercolour reconstruction suggestion. Famous Historian/Writer Nigel Tranter had plans to rebuild this Castle as a family home and was most taken with my watercolour.
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Andrew Spratt Feb 24
Dirleton Castle, East Lothian (Scotland) post hole location for defensive wooden hoarding suggestion protecting Ruthven Postern with (during times of siege) breakable bridge to deny enemy access. (Modern steps part of Victorian folly work).
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Andrew Spratt Feb 25
Roslin Castle (Scotland) reconstruction suggestion. A Sinclair stronghold. Burnt in the Wars of the Rough Wooing 1544 and attacked by Oliver Cromwell's forces in 1650. Both forces attacking from the side as a frontal assault would be madness.
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Andrew Spratt Feb 25
Hailes Castle, East Lothian (Scotland) reconstruction suggestion. A Hepburn family stronghold besieged by Hotspur Percy and visited by Mary Queen of Scots.
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Andrew Spratt Feb 25
Castle Varrich above Village of Tongue (Scotland) reconstruction suggestion with missing Barmkin wall. A MacKay family build.
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Andrew Spratt Feb 17
Edinburgh Castle (Scotland) reconstruction suggestion before 1581. Castle besieged by King Edward I of England in 1296 and King Henry IV of England in 1400, (siege was quitted when Owain Glyn Dwr threatened Caerphilly Castle.
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Andrew Spratt Feb 25
Roxburgh Castle (Scotland) image and reconstruction suggestion. Site bombarded by King James II of Scots in 1460 (killed by own cannon). Siege continued after King's death and Castle slighted.
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Andrew Spratt 20h
Clickimin Broch, Shetland (Scotland/Norway) reconstruction suggestion.
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Andrew Spratt 21h
Dirleton Castle, Close (Scotland) reconstruction suggestion. (Filming for Channel 5's digging up Britian's Past)
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Andrew Spratt Feb 25
Fairburn Tower (Scotland) reconstruction suggestion. Built by Murdo Mackenzie in 1545.
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Andrew Spratt Feb 25
Dunbar Castle, East Lothian (Scotland) image and reconstruction suggestion of Blockhouse cannon Tower.
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Andrew Spratt Feb 19
Yester Castle, East Lothian (Scotland) 'In search of Magic' reconstruction suggestion of courtyard wall with lean-to buildings. Built by Hay family over stump of Goblin Ha' which was slighted by King Robert The Bruce.
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Andrew Spratt 19h
Burleigh Castle (Scotland) reconstruction suggestion. Work much like Edzell Castle (watercolour reconstruction).
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Andrew Spratt Feb 23
Dirleton Castle, East Lothian (Scotland) reconstruction suggestion showing missing De-Vaux Towers present during Bishop Bek's siege in 1298 on behalf of King Edward I of England.
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Andrew Spratt Feb 24
White Castle, Monmouthshire (Wales) image and reconstruction suggestion.
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Andrew Spratt Feb 23
Dirleton Castle, East Lothian (Scotland) reconstruction suggestion of Halyburton gatehouse with conical roofed bartizans built over stumps of De-Vaux tower slighted by King The Bruce's forces in 1311.
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Andrew Spratt Feb 23
Newark Castle, Selkirkshire (Scotland) image and reconstruction suggestion. Site held by Douglas and Scott families.
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