• Site News

    Comments from Dr J L Laynesmith

    We have recently received the following feedback from Dr J L Laynesmith, Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Reading and Richard III Society Research Officer: “ so much fascinating information and so many interesting links with key events”. For anyone with a specific interest in the Wars of the Roses and/or Richard III, please click on the following links:

  • Site News

    Over 300 new events added

    Over the past week, we have added 300 new events to the history of both Pontefract and Sandal Castles.

    On 24th May we are meeting historian Sharon Bennett-Connolly. Sharon has a new book – ‘Defenders of the Norman Crown – Rise and Fall of the Warenne Earls of Surrey’ – being published on 31st May 2021. This will be an enthralling insight into the owners of Sandal Castle from the 11th to the 14th centuries.

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    Andy Blight joins the team

    Andy Blight has kindly volunteered to take over the website maintenance. He has been volunteering at Pontefract Castle since the summer of 2019 and has been creating and maintaining websites for clubs and societies for over 20 years.