Corfe Castle, Ancestral Home of the Russells of England

Many lands were awarded to nobles that came to England from France and fought alongside William the Conqueror in 1066 A.D. One of these was Hugh de Russell (or Rosell); for his services, he was granted lands in Dorsetshire. His descendants held a number of positions of trust and honor and eventually - in 1221 - Sir John Russell was appointed Governor of Corfe Castle in Dorset.

I had the pleasure of walking these grounds while vacationing scenic Britain in 1985.

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