Château de Conches-en-Ouche
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The start of construction dates back to 1034 and Roger I of Tosny. The castle was captured by Philip II of France in 1199. The castle was the target of bitter combat during the Hundred Years' War. Taken by the English in 1364, it was recaptured by Bertrand du Guesclin in 1371. The castle was lost again in 1420, retaken in 1440, lost once more in 1441 before being finally taken by the French in 1449.
In 1591, members of the Catholic League took refuge there; a potential base for enemies of the monarchy, it was demolished afterwards.
Originally built on a motte, the structure had walls 2.60 metres thick and at least three storeys.
- Ministry of Culture: Ruines du donjon
- Ministry of Culture listing (French)
- Ministry of Culture photos
- Montjoye.net website
- Casteland.com website
- The castle on the Structurae website
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