Leeds castle, east of Maidstone in Kent, is one of the most spectacular of later medieval fortresses, with three islands in a lake formed by damming the river Len. The castle passed into royal possession in 1272 and Edward I strengthened it considerably in the 1280s. From then until Tudor times it formed part of the queens' dower. It has been heavily restored. Maiden's Tower is Tudor and the main building part of an extensive early 19th-cent. reconstruction. The castle is much used for conferences.
J. A. Cannon
More From encyclopedia.com
Lake Winnipeg , Winnipeg, Lake Resort lake in s central Manitoba province, the third-largest in Canada. It was used extensively by early fur traders and explorers in… Cape Breton Island , Cape Breton Island, island (1991 pop. 161,686), 3,970 sq mi (10,282 sq km), forming the northeastern part of N.S., Canada, and separated from the mai… Apostle Islands , Lake Superior, largest freshwater lake in the world, 31,820 sq mi (82,414 sq km), 350 mi (563 km) long and 160 mi (257 km) at its greatest width, bor… Lake Huron , Lake Huron (hyŏŏr´än´), 23,010 sq mi (59,596 sq km), 206 mi (332 km) long and 183 mi (295 km) at its greatest width, between Ont., Canada, and Mich.;… Lake Ladoga , Lake Ladoga (lä´dōgə, Rus. lä´dəgə), Finnish Laatokka, Rus. Ladozhskoye Ozero, c.7,000 sq mi (18,100 sq km), NW European Russia, in Karelia, NE of St… Great Salt Lake , Great Salt Lake, shallow body of saltwater, NW Utah, between the Wasatch Range on the east and the Great Salt Lake Desert on the west; largest salt l…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like