On This Day – Leyburn and Middleham in Yorkshire

Even though travel restrictions are easing I am not yet minded to risk it so I still have no new stories to post so I continue to go through my picture archives and see where I was on this day at any time in the last few travelling years.

On 1st August 2016 I was in Yorkshire on ‘Yorkshire Day’…

02 Yorkshire

Middleham describes itself as a township, smaller than a town but bigger than a village and it is a very fine place. Less frantic than other towns in Wesleydale but blessed with history and a magnificent castle, almost as big as the town itself. We parked the car and found a pub for lunch called ‘Richard III’.

Richard III was the last Plantagenet and House of York King of England, the last King of England killed in combat, at the battle of Bosworth in 1485, and succeeded by the victorious Henry Tudor of the House of Lancaster.  Before he became King in 1482 he lived for a while in the castle here in Middleham.

Richard III

 

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4 responses to “On This Day – Leyburn and Middleham in Yorkshire

  1. And a happy Yorkshire Day to you too! You were virtually in our backyard that day – though for us, both those places are where we’ll begin or end a nice long walk.

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  2. Nice memories played football with folks native from there in FL USA!

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  3. I remember visiting Middleham during a trip to York once. From what I remember, Richard got quite a good press there. I’ve always had sympathy with him since reading the Josephine Tey book at an impressionable age (Daughter of Time, I think).

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