|County||Bedfordshire (3 castles)||Categories||Motte & Bailey|
|Remains||Just the motte remains||Access||At any reasonable time|
|Location||52.13556,-0.463255||Directions||Directions via Google Maps|
The garrison at Bedford Castle, belonging to the rebel Falkes de Breute, refused to surrender to the Crown. Falkes had been repeated summonsed to account for his refusal to comply with agreement and when he refused to appear before the King the castle was surrounded. The castle fell when the keep was undermined. The garrison, who had surrendered the castle, were all hung on the order of the Justiciar. Falkes was allowed to leave the country but he lost all his possessions in doing so. Bedford Castle was badly damaged as a result.
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