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Jan van der Crabben
published on 25 June 2018
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Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, England was built in 1385 by Sir Edward Dallingridge. It was constructed not only for military reasons (threat of French invasion and risk of peasant rebellion) but also as a comfortable home with over 33 fireplaces. Surrounded by a moat, this square castle with both round and square towers represents the archetypal castle of the Middle Ages.

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Jan van der Crabben
Jan is the Founder and CEO of World History Encyclopedia, leading the non-profit company to best fulfil its mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. He holds an MA War Studies from King's College.


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Crabben, J. v. d. (2018, June 25). Bodiam Castle. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Crabben, Jan van der. "Bodiam Castle." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 25, 2018.

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Crabben, Jan van der. "Bodiam Castle." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 25 Jun 2018. Web. 30 Nov 2021.