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Carisbrooke Gate 1844

REF NR: 1656

Calling attention to its antiquity, the man whose office it was to show the castle now opened the gate.


"These towers," said he, "are of the age of Edward IV, and look, ladies, at this ancient wooden door, it is of equal antiquity."


They looked at the wooden door, which was indeed very old and very much dilapidated but Mrs. Merton could not help suspecting that its workmanship was of a more modern date than that which the man assigned to it, particularly as the arms of Elizabeth were emblazoned over the gateway.


She pointed these out to the man, who replied, "The Castle was repaired and fortified in the reign of Elizabeth, when the whole country trembled with dread at the apprehension of the invasion of the Spanish Armada."

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