Stafford Castle is a building in the town of Stafford in England. This article is about the town of Stafford England For the larger local government district see Borough of Stafford. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland It was originally built in 1100 AD by the Normans to control the still hostile and rebellious native community after their invasion in 1066. The Normans were the people who gave their names to Normandy, a region in northern France. It is built in the classic 'motte and bailey' style and the shape can still be seen today in the surrounding fields.
It was originally a timber fortification upon an artificial hill and upgraded later by Earl Ralph in 1347 by building a massive stone keep.
In 1444, Humphrey Stafford was created Duke of Buckinghamshire and the castle reached its heyday. Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke of Buckingham KG ( 15 August 1402 &ndash 10 July 1460) was best-known as a military commander in the
Early on during the Civil War it was defended by Lady Isabel but was eventually abandoned. The English Civil War (1642-1651 was a series of armed conflicts and political machinations between Parliamentarians and Royalists.
Rebuilt in the Gothic Revival Style in 1813, the castle fell into ruin through this century but is still standing, open to visitors and visible from the M6 motorway. This article concerns the M6 motorway in England There are also M6 motorways in Russia (see Caspian Highway) Hungary (see M6 motorway
During the Victorian era, the exterior was clad in red bricks. Culture The Victorian fascination with novelty resulted in a deep interest in the relationship between modernity and cultural continuities When the castle later fell into disrepair a child was killed playing in the castle. Builders were employed to "make the building safe", and destroyed large parts of the building before realising that behind the red brick was a Norman castle. Prior to this, Staffordshire historians appear to have lost large chunks of the county's history, and believed the Castle was merely a Victorian-era mansion.
Every summer events are performed in the grounds of the Castle. More information can be viewed at