Berkeley castle (Glos.) is unusual in being still a family residence, having been in the hands of one family, the Berkeleys, since the Norman Conquest. The shell keep was built soon after 1067, the curtain walls in the late 12th cent., and the great hall in the mid-14th cent. Edward II was brought here in 1327 and, it seems, brutally murdered.
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