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16th Century

Sixteenth Century
1520 Duke of Buckingham executed

Edward Stafford, Duke of Buckingham, friend and companion of Henry VIII found guilty of treason and executed.

1521 Survey of castle Castle Gatehouse is reported to be "as strong a fortress as few be in England"

Henry VII pays for repairs to castle roof and a Great Bridge (longer than present bridge).

The castle is gifted to successive noble friends of the Sovereigns.

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