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Beautiful castles frozen in time

Love Exploring Logo By Joanna Czechowska of Love Exploring | Slide 2 of 29: Corfe Castle, on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, has been a romantic ruin on the English landscape for 350 years. Built by William the Conqueror in the early 12th century, it's seen its share of horror. In the 13th century, Bad King John lived up to his name when he starved 22 Frenchmen to death in the dungeons. In 1572, Queen Elizabeth I sold the castle into private hands and it was bought by Sir John Bankes in 1635.

Corfe Castle, Dorset, England

Corfe Castle, on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, has been a romantic ruin on the English landscape for 350 years. Built by William the Conqueror in the early 12th century, it's seen its share of horror. In the 13th century, Bad King John lived up to his name when he starved 22 Frenchmen to death in the dungeons. In 1572, Queen Elizabeth I sold the castle into private hands and it was bought by Sir John Bankes in 1635.
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