Why Was Arundel Castle so Formidable?
Published at : 24 Oct 2020
Right at the nucleus of Arundel Castle is its stone keep, situated at the fortification's highest point. This was where the defenders would come and make their final stand if the castle was ever besieged.
It was built on top of the Norman motte following William the Conqueror's conquest of southern England in 1066 and was originally constructed of timber. Yet in c.1140 the wooden keep was demolished and replaced with a stronger, stone one.
Recently Dan visited the formidable bastion to understand why this fortress was considered almost-impregnable.