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Isabella’s Window ~ Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight, England.
Isabella inherited the estates of her husband, William de Fortibus in 1260 at the age of 23. Two years later her brother, Baldwin de Redvers, died and she inherited his lands in the Isle of Wight, Hampshire and Devon. This meant that by her 26th birthday she had become one of the great landowners in England of her day. It was unusual at that time for a woman to hold such great power and in order to maintain and enforce her rights Isabella became fiercely litigious.
(by Sez_D)

Isabella’s Window ~ Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight, England.

Isabella inherited the estates of her husband, William de Fortibus in 1260 at the age of 23. Two years later her brother, Baldwin de Redvers, died and she inherited his lands in the Isle of Wight, Hampshire and Devon. This meant that by her 26th birthday she had become one of the great landowners in England of her day. It was unusual at that time for a woman to hold such great power and in order to maintain and enforce her rights Isabella became fiercely litigious.

(by Sez_D)

Castle bliss… Berg Eltz near Moselkern, Germany
(via by luc b. @ flickr cc uploaded by skip)

Castle bliss… Berg Eltz near Moselkern, Germany

(via by luc b. @ flickr cc uploaded by skip)

Cardiff Castle, as seen from Bute Park, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Cardiff Castle, as seen from Bute Park, Cardiff, Wales, UK

(Source: visitbritainnordic.wordpress.com)

Schloss Lichtenstein (Lichtenstein Castle) in the deep snow, located in the Swabian Alb, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
This is not far from home, why have I not been here yet?

Schloss Lichtenstein (Lichtenstein Castle) in the deep snow, located in the Swabian Alb, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

This is not far from home, why have I not been here yet?

Ludwig’s Balcony, inside Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany
It looks like a fairy tale
(via photo of domek99 - CHIP Photo World)

Ludwig’s Balcony, inside Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany

It looks like a fairy tale

(via photo of domek99 - CHIP Photo World)