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Exeter Castle

May 1st, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic

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WOW! Over the last few weeks Gary Jones Magic has performed a number of shows at one of Devon’s most historic venues, and the venue in question is, Exeter Castle.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia…….

“Rougemont Castle, also known as Exeter Castle, is the historic castle of the city of Exeter, Devon, England. It was built into the northern corner of the Roman city walls starting in or shortly after the year 1068, following Exeter’s rebellion against William the Conqueror. In 1136 it was besieged for three months by King Stephen. An outer bailey, of which little now remains, was added later in the 12th century.

The castle is mentioned in Shakespeare’s play Richard III in a reference to that king’s visit to Exeter in 1483. Devon’s county court was located here from at least 1607, and the three Devon Witches—the last people in England to be executed for witchcraft—were tried and convicted at the Exeter Assizes in 1682.

So, as you can see from the above, to actually perform magic at such an awesome venue, and to be a part of its history is just phenomenal!!

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