Kenelworth, Warwickshire

Kearsley's Traveller's Entertaining Guide Through Great Britain (1803):

Kenilworth is famous for its castle , which was encompassed with a chace and park and the glory of this part of England, but was taken in the barons wars . At this time was published the edict, called by lawyers, "dictum de Kenelworth" ; by which all who had taken arms against the king should pay five years value of all their lands. King Edward the Second was once a prisoner here. It became the property of the earl of Leicester who sumptuously rebuilt and adorned it ad entertained Queen Elizabeth and her whole court for seventeen days. In the late civil wars it was demolished. The castle was seven acres in compass within the walls, which were, in many places, from fifteen to twenty feet. It is now the property of the earl of Clarendon.

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 Chapter 42 
It is not the object of this work to give a description of Derbyshire, nor of any of the remarkable places through which their route thither lay: Oxford, Blenheim, Warwick, Kenelworth, Birmingham, etc., are sufficiently known.

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