Kilkhampton in Cornwall possesses a Norman castle, also known as Penstowe Castle, built in 1066 at the time of the invasion of William The Conqueror. Constructed as the standard motte and bailey design, means a surrounding wall of wood or stone was built atop a hill, or manmade raised earth, the “motte”. Castles like this were used offensively and defensively, and the inhabitants from their vantage point, could control the surrounding area.
William of Normandy
The Britons of the “dark ages” (the period after the Romans left, taking their culture with them) had plenty of warning over a period of some months, that William of Normandy was planning to invade southern England. After all, he was building his fleet of ships at the mouth of the Somme River (the location for the building is disputed but he definitely sailed from the Somme and visitors can see the site today, and read about the history of it). Whilst rumours of 3000 ships were an exaggeration, the English had good reason to be frightened out of their badly-stitched boots. William and his invading army landed at Pevensey Bay and were met by Harold 11 (Harold Godwinson), whose army was exhausted, having just completed a forced march from Stamford Bridge in East Yorkshire.
Harold 11 of England
The French roundly beat Harold’s army in the famous Battle of Hastings in 1066, but Harold 11 should be remembered as the king who put paid finally to 300 years of Norse invasions, gifting the north of England with peace and security, and he deserves credit for that.
Should I make an injury claim in Kilkhampton?
Conjure up the old spirits, by all means, and imagine the fearsome battles, as you wander round these centuries-old monoliths with their whispering stone, but don’t fall victim to an accident which leaves you out of action or even worse, unable to work. But if there is even a ghost of a chance your accident was the fault of a third party, then you should investigate whether you have a valid case for an injury claim in Kilkhampton. It’s a good idea to make a quick call to our professional advisors at Accident Advice Helpline and check the eligibility of your claim. You can reach them on 0800 689 0500 or on 0333 500 0993 (from your mobile). If you do have a valid injury claim in Kilkhampton, they’ll give you an estimate of what it might be worth and if you need a special legal expert, we can find one of those for you too.