Berkhamsted Castle | King Stephen & Empress Matilda

Berkhamsted Castle

1135: King Stephen & Empress Matilda

Stephen is King of England 1135-1154, a reign marked by a bloody civil war across England and Normandy, known as The Anarchy.  The Holy Roman Empress Matilda, daughter of Henry I, attempts to take the throne of England. Little is known of Berkhamsted Castle during this turbulent time.


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