Brougham Castle, England
This afternoon I am reporting on Brougham Castle in N.W. England.
Actual location is two miles S.E. of Penrith, Cumbria.which is a market town just outside the boundary of the popular Lake District National Park.Hardknott, is located forty-two miles to the S.W. and dates from the 2nd century when Hadrian's Wall was constructed.
The fact that the site appealed to both Romans and Normans despite the interregnum of a thousand years reflects the reality that the countryside was not fully pacified over that time and both armies used similar tactics and weapons.
From a strategic perspective the site is located near the confluence of the rivers Eamont and Lowther.
The Norman castle was built by one Robert 1 de Vieuxpont.