Thursday, 19 February 2015

Mini History Blogs: Dungeon Steps

Pontifract Castle's Dungeon Steps

 I wonder what Sir Thomas Vaughan was thinking when he was forced down these steps over five hundred years ago?
Thomas Vaughan was the second husband of 13x great grandmother. He was executed at the castle in the June of 1483. A Yorkist by inclination, he was riding between Ludlow Castle and London accompanying Edward IV son to the capital for his coronation when he was arrested.
Vaughan was executed here at Pontefract Castle on the order of Richard Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard III.
Not one of Richard's greatest moments I'm afraid.

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