Leeds Castle 4by Chris Thaxter
ABOUT THE ART
Leeds Castle, southeast of Maidstone, Kent, England, dates back to 1119. In 1278 the castle came in the hands of King Edward I, for whom it became a favourite residence. The castle seen today dates mostly from the 19th century and is built on islands in a lake formed by the River Len to the east of the village of Leeds.Built in 1119 by Robert de Crevecoeur as a Norman stronghold.