Don’t lose your head, get claims solicitors in Ashby de la Zouch
Ashby de la Zouch is a small town in Leicestershire, England. The town was founded by the Normans in the 11th century. The area was mainly owned by the de la Zouche family which was renamed from Ashby to Ashby de la Zouch in their honour. The de la Zouche family were Norman and descended from Alan de la Zouche who had come over to England with William the Conqueror in 1066.
In the 12th century, the de la Zouche family built Ashby de la Zouch castle to defend themselves against possible French invasion. The castle passed through various hands after the main de la Zouch family died out.
He was executed
In 1461 the castle reverted to the King after its then owner James Butler, 5th Earl of Ormond was executed after the Battle of Towton. The man who executed him, Edward IV then gave the castle to William, Lord Hastings. Hastings was a great friend of Edward and supported the King throughout his reign. Hastings was a popular figure at court and when he was executed by Edward’s successor, Richard III, it caused great discontent among the nobility. Eventually this led to Richard’s eventual death at the Battle of Bosworth.
Even with Hastings’ death, the castle continued to be used by his descendants. During the English Civil War, Ferdinando Hastings, Earl of Huntingdon was neutral, but his more energetic younger brother Henry, Baron Loughborough was a firm royalist, partly because he was a cousin of King Charles I. After Henry Hasting’s brother died, he used the castle to wage war on Cromwell’s troops. The castle was left in ruins by the Parliamentarians and it is these that can still be visited today.
If you’re on your way to the castle and you are involved in a car accident, you may be able to seek compensation with claims solicitors in Ashby de la Zouch if the accident was due to the recklessness of a third party. However, if the accident was due to you closing your eyes behind the wheel and not paying attention then you probably won’t be able to claim compensation with claims solicitors in Ashby de la Zouch. The easiest way to get clarity on the matter is to telephone Accident Advice Helpline and speak to one of their trained advisers.
A no win no fee* basis
After you have done a simple 30-second test to determine whether solicitors in Ashby de la Zouch might represent you, your trained adviser will use an online calculator to work out approximately how much you might get if your brief wins your case. This would be on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
To find out more, call Accident Advice Helpline now. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The numbers are 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 3rd April 2014
Author: David Brown