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Location address: United Kingdom, Wakefield
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Pontefract Castle is a castle in the town of Pontefract, in the City of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England. King Richard II is thought to have died there. It was the site of a series of famous sieges during the 17th century English Civil War.
King Richard II was probably starved to death in the Pontecraft Castle in 1399 by Henry IV. This event was also used in the play of William Shakespeare’s play Richard III.
Later on, Henry V made sure the body got burried in Westminster Abbey.
You don’t see much anymore of the castle. There is just a motte left.