Sandal Castle in Yorkshire: Society of Antiquaries of London 1753

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  • Title: Sandal Castle in Yorkshire
  • Author: Society of Antiquaries of London
  • Date: 1753
  • Medium: Copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good Plus - light foxing
  • Inches: 18 1/8 x 12 [Platemark]
  • Centimeters: 46.04 x 30.48 [Platemark]
  • Product ID: 233232

This castle was built by John earl of Warren in the reign of K. Edward the second. Near which a remarkable battle was fought between the families of York and Lancaster, on Wakefield green, December the 31, 1460, in the reign of K. Henry the sixth, where Richard duke of York, then owner of the castle, and his second son Edmund earl of Rutland, with many other eminent persons, were slain by the Lancastrians. In memory where of King Edward the fourth, son to the duke of York, built a very beautiful chapel; which is yet standing on Wakefield bridge, but much defaced. The castle likewise remained till the year 1648, when it was demolished. But this print was engrav'd from a drawing taken in reign of Q. Elizabeth, and still preserv'd in the Dutchy office of Lancaster, with several other draughts of antient castles, 6 of which haave been already publish'd by the Society, in the 1st volume of their Vetusta Monumenta.

G. Vertue Sculpsit.

Published Octr. 25th 1753 according to Act of Parliament.

Sumptu Societ. Antiq. Lond. 1753