Standing on a hill overlooking the River Nidd, Knaresborough Castle was a favourite residence of early English kings.
Edward II granted the Honor and Castle of Knaresborough to Piers Gaveston, one of his favourites. Gaveston was extremely unpopular among the barons who disliked his influence over the King. In 1311, under pressure from the barons, he was banished but was later readmitted to the country. The following year Gaveston was besieged at Scarborough Castle; Edward II stayed at Knaresborough Castle to be close at hand. Might he have visited his Chancellor of the Exchequor whilst in the area? Join us for the evening and you might just find out.
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