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Alnwick Castle - home of a Magna Carta rebel


Alnwick Castle, Northumberland / Image: Howard Maunders, Beautiful Britain

Eustace de Vesci was one of the leaders of the rebellion against King John. His castle of Alnwick protected a road crossing the River Aln and the English border with Scotland. We'll have more about Vesci and his flaming quarrel with King John tomorrow.

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