SHERBORNE OLD CASTLE, Dorset. The castle as it may have appeared in the mid-fourteenth century under the ownership of Robert Wyvil, Bishop of Salisbury. A birds eye view, reconstruction drawing by Philip Corke
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EDITORS COMMENTS This print showcases the majestic Sherborne Old Castle in Dorset, as it might have appeared during the mid-fourteenth century under the ownership of Robert Wyvil, Bishop of Salisbury. With a birds-eye view perspective, this remarkable reconstruction drawing by Philip Corke takes us back in time to experience the castle's medieval grandeur. The image beautifully captures the castle's impressive defence and fortification features that were essential during those turbulent times. The meticulous attention to detail in this graphic illustration allows us to appreciate every aspect of its architectural brilliance. From towering stone walls adorned with battlements and arrow slits to sturdy gatehouses and imposing towers, one can almost feel the strength and power emanating from this formidable structure. Philip Corke's artistic expertise shines through as he skillfully brings history to life with his intricate depiction of Sherborne Old Castle. The careful research undertaken for this project is evident in every stroke, ensuring historical accuracy while igniting our imagination. As we gaze upon this stunning artwork, we are transported back centuries ago when knights roamed these halls and kings sought refuge within its protective embrace. It serves as a poignant reminder of our rich heritage and invites us to explore further into England's fascinating past.
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