This collection of photographs features the ruins of medieval Hopton Castle, which was besieged in a notorious battle during the English Civil War.
Robert Wallop, who inherited the castle from his father, was a staunch Parliamentarian in what was the largely Royalist county of Shropshire.
In 1644 Royalist forces led by Sir Michael Woodhouse attacked and laid siege to the castle which was defended by about 30 Roundheads commanded by Colonel Samuel More.
The beleaguered garrison held out for a month before finally surrendering, and there are various versions of what happened next. However, it seems clear that most of the men in the castle were killed and thrown into 'a muddy pit'.
After the siege, 'Hopton Quarter' became a byword for treacherous treatment by your opponents.
The castle's remains were secured for future generations following campaigning work by the Hopton Castle Preservation Trust.
Hopton Castle is situated in the village of the same name, near Craven Arms.
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