Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Kenilworth Castle II
Leicester's Building, named for Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester, and the last major structure built at the Kenilworth Castle Grounds [more on Kenilworth here] . This ENTIRE structure was built to host visits from Elizabeth I, whom Leicester hoped, unsuccessfully, to marry.
What the structure would have looked like upon completion. Taken from the official English Heritage guidebook.
A rendering of the Kenilworth compound from about 1575 [again from the official Guidebook]. Note the X. Most of the photos you will see following are from this part of the compound, to the east of the compound.
From the Privy Garden's [private gardens constructed for Elizabeth.] The would have had a privacy wall around originally.
The following are all more views of the eastern part of the compound.
To the right of the picture, looking upon the Great Hall.