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Ruins of Pontefract Castle (engraving)

1101795 Ruins of Pontefract Castle (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Ruins of Pontefract Castle. Illustration for The Illustrated London News, 28 March 1846.); Look and Learn / Illustrated Papers Collection; English, out of copyright

Media ID 22641544

© Look and Learn / Illustrated Papers Collection / Bridgeman Images

Corners Fortifications Fortified Nooks Old England Rampart Yorkshire Pontefract Castle


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This engraving transports us back to the 19th century, offering a glimpse into the haunting beauty of the Ruins of Pontefract Castle. The English School artist skillfully captures the essence of this historical site, which is now part of a private collection. The image showcases the remnants of Pontefract Castle, evoking a sense of mystery and intrigue. Its weathered nooks and corners stand as silent witnesses to centuries gone by, telling tales of battles fought and lives lived within its fortified walls. The fortress's ramparts loom majestically in the background, reminding us of its former grandeur. As we gaze upon this print from Look and Learn / Illustrated Papers Collection, we are transported to old England - specifically Yorkshire - where history comes alive through these ruins. The illustration originally appeared in The Illustrated London News on March 28th, 1846. Bridgeman Images has preserved this piece for our enjoyment today; it serves as a reminder that even in decay there is beauty to be found. Let us reflect on the rich history contained within these ancient stones and appreciate their enduring presence despite the passage of time.

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