Bolingbroke CastleBolingbroke Castle
, at Bolingbroke
(or Old Bolingbroke
) in Lincolnshire
was founded by Ranulf, Earl of Chester
, during the early 13th century
, and in 1311
passed to the House of Lancaster
; its most famous owner was John of Gaunt
. It was destroyed during the English Civil War
, but has been partly restored.
Most of the castle is built of Spilsby greenstone, as is the nearby church. It was originally surrounded by a moat.
Important events which took place at Bolingbroke Castle: