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aerial photograph of the Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire England UK. Originally built by the Peverel family in the 12th Century it was besieged and taken in 1217. The castle was then repaired and improved during the 13th century but was starting to fall into decay by the end of the century. It was bought in 1608 by Sir Charles Cavendish, 7th earl of Shrewsbury, who set about renovating it and turning it into a comfortable home. During the English civil war the Castle was taken by Parliamentarian forces and slighted, however it was reapaired again after the war. The castle was given to the nation in 1945 and is now managed by English Heritage.
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