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Mr Monkey at Scarborough Castle, August 10th

"They were quite careless with their cannon, those Parliamentarians"

Mr Monkey looking around the keep of Scarborough castle Mr Monkey looking at the fireplace in the keep

Mr Monkey crossed the headland again, and ran up into the keep, which turned out to have quite a bit missing. It was originally built between 1157 and 1169. The western half of the keep collapsed after a three day bombardment by Parliamentary cannon in 1645. Mr Monkey investigated the ruins in the rain, and admired the herringbone work at the back of the fireplace.

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