Friends and Enemies: Pontefract and Sandal Castles 1070-1650

2pm Saturday June 17th 2023

Established as motte and bailey castles following the Norman Conquest, the history of Pontefract and Sandal Castles is in many ways the history of medieval England. Through six centuries these neighbours and their owners would be on the same and opposing sides in the major conflicts of the period.

Discover why these Castles would be the best of friends and the worst of enemies.