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The ruins of 13th century King John's Castle near Odiham, Hampshire, England. The 'Castle' was actually a fortified octagonal hunting lodge,  surrounded by moats. King John rode from here to sign Magna Carta at  Runnymede.

The ruins of century King John's Castle near Odiham, Hampshire The 'Castle' was actually a fortified octagonal hunting lodge, surrounded by moats. King John rode from here to sign Magna Carta at Runnymede. King John generation 28 on family tree.

King John ("Lackland") of England signing the Magna Carta in the year 1215.  Rob's 25th great grandfather - brother of Richard Lionheart.

Magna Carta- a charter of liberties to which the English barons forced King John to give his assent in June 1215 at Runnymede.

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The Odiham Castle is a ruined castle lies on the banks of the Basingstoke Canal, but was built long before the canal existed near Odiham in Hampshire United Kingdom.

Odiham Castle, built on a bend of the River Whitewater and the place from where King John rode out in 1215 to sign the Magna Carta.

Odiham Castle, built on a bend of the River Whitewater and the place from where King John rode out in 1215 to sign the Magna Carta. John, sadly, was my ancestor.

Ruins of Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Suffolk - in 1214, the barons met here in secret and swore to make King John sign Magna Carta (which he did at Runnymede the following year)

About Bury St Edmunds: Well-Known People, Films, Books, Music, Odd Facts

ODIHAM. King John’s private castle in the country

Odiham in Hampshire is a very pretty village were there is a ruin of an old castle from century. It is one of three castles, built for King John of England

A weekend in... Odiham, Hampshire

A weekend in... Odiham, Hampshire

We hadn’t expected to find royal links on a casual weekend in the Hampshire countryside. Yet, trooping in off a deserted towpath to confront the silent ruins of Odiham Castle, we found a surprising.

The home where King John signed the Magna Carta

Fancy living on your own private island... in Berkshire? Historic spot on River Thames where King John signed Magna Carta on sale for £4m

Fancy living on your own private island. in Berkshire? Historic spot on River Thames where King John signed Magna Carta on sale for

Odiham Castle

Odiham Castle

Castle ruins in York, England. Stunning! http://courtneycon.wordpress.com/

Trip of a Lifetime: York

Castle ruins in York, England. Stunning! http://courtneycon.wordpress.com/

Castle Ruins in St. Andrews, England. http://courtneycon.wordpress.com/

Trip of a Lifetime: “What mean ye by these stones?”

Castle Ruins in St. Andrews, England. http://courtneycon.wordpress.com/

Odiham Castle (also known locally as King John's Castle) is a ruined castle situated near Odiham in Hampshire, United Kingdom. It is one of only three fortresses built by King John during his reign.  The site was possibly chosen by King John because he had visited the area in 1204 and it lay halfway between Windsor and Winchester. It was built from 1207 to 1214.

Odiham Castle (also known locally as King John's Castle) is a ruined castle situated near Odiham in Hampshire, United Kingdom. It is one of only three fortresses built by King John during his reign. The site was possibly chosen by King John because he had visited the area in 1204 and it lay halfway between Windsor and Winchester. It was built from 1207 to 1214.

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