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Leeds Castle History

THE HISTORY OF LEEDS CASTLE

Leeds Castle has been a Norman stronghold; the private property of six of England’s medieval queens; a palace used by Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon; a Jacobean country house; a Georgian mansion; an elegant early 20th century retreat for the influential and famous; and in the 21st century, it has become one of the most visited historic buildings in Britain.

Norman Stronghold


11th and 12th Centuries
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A Royal Castle


13th to 15th Centuries
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Tudor Palace

The 16th Century
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Jacobean House

The 17th Century
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Georgian Mansion

The 18th Century
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The New Castle

The 19th Century
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Lady Baillie Years

The 20th Century
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Leeds Castle Foundation

1974 to Present Day
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TIMELINE OF HISTORY

Navigate through the centuries, click the markers to reveal that time in history
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