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 Saxifrage.Saxon Characteristics (architectural). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Saxon Castles.
Alnwick Castle, given to Ivo de Vesey by the Conqueror.   1
   Bamborough Castle (Northumberland), the palace of the kings of Northumberland, and built by King Ida, who began to reign 559; now converted into charity schools and signal-stations.   2
   Carisbrook Castle, enlarged by Fitz-Osborne, five centuries later.   3
   Conisborough Castle (York).   4
   Goodrich Castle (Herefordshire).   5
   Kenilworth Castle, built by Kenelm, King of Mercia. Kenil-worth means Kenhelm’s dwelling.   6
   Richmond Castle (York), belonging to the Saxon earl Edwin, given by the Conqueror to his nephew Alan, Earl of Bretagne; a ruin for three centuries. The keep remains.   7
   Rochester Castle, given to Odo, natural brother of the Conqueror.   8

 Saxifrage.Saxon Characteristics (architectural). 


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