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Fulk (V, of Anjou) ( - d.1143)
+Ermentrude | =Geoffrey (Plantagenet, 'The Fair', Count of Anjou) ( - d.1151) | | +Matilda (Daughter of Henry I) (b.1102 - d.1167) | | =Henry (II, King of England 1154-1189) (b.1133 - d.1189) | | | +Eleanor (of Aquitaine) (b.1122 - d.1204) | | | | =William (b.1153 - d.1156) | | | | =Henry ('the Young King') (b.1155 - d.1183) | | | | =Matilda (b.1156 - d.1189) | | | | =Richard (I, King of England 1189-1199) (b.1157 - d.1199) | | | | =Geoffrey (Duke of Brittany) (b.1158 - d.1186) | | | | =Eleanor (of England) (b.1162 - d.1214) | | | | =Joan (of England, Queen of Sicily) (b.1165 - d.1199) | | | | =John (King of England 1199-1216) (b.1167 - d.1216) | | | +Illegitimate | | | =Plantagenet, Geoffrey (Archbishop of York) | | | =Longsword, William | | =Geoffrey (VI of Anjou) | | =William (Count of Paitin) (b.1136 - d.1164) | =Matilda (daughter of Fulk V) | =Sybil (of Anjou) +Melisende (of Jerusalem) (b.1105 - d.1161) =Baldwin (III, King of Jerusalem 1143-1162) (b.1131 - d.1162) =Amalric (I, King of Jerusalem, 1162 - 1174) (b.1136 - d.1174) +Comnena, Maria (b.1154 - )
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A Medieval Mystery
There appear to be some strange connections between the fourteenth century Old Wardour Castle and ancient stone circle Stonehenge.
Old Wardour Castle appears to be aligned to ancient sites in the Stonehenge landscape.
Stonehenge is aligned to the Summer Solstice. Old Wardour has a very similar alignment.
Could the builders of Old Wardour used mesaurements from Stonehenge to layout the geometrical keep?