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St Briavel's Castle, Forest of Dean

Henry St Clair, son of William, the 6th Baron, was held captive at St Briavel's (pronounced with a long first "e", "Brevels") following the Battle of Dunbar, 1296.  See the Sinclair Timeline in the Clan Sinclair USA website.  It is in the village now known as St Briavels (without apostrophe) in the Forest of Dean, West Gloucestershire, England. The Forest of Dean was a Royal Hunting Forest, and the Castle at the time of King John was  became the adminstrative centre of the Forest and the home of the King's Constable of the Forest of Dean.  The Constable at the time of Henry St Clair's imprisonment was William (VII) Hathaway.

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photos taken by Iain 03/06/01

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Playing "The Earl of Salisbury's Pavane" by William Byrd 1543-1623 from
Keith's HTML Lab

See also:

Hathaways of St. Briavels Castle 

About St Briavels 

St Briavels Castle

Youth Hostel, St Briavel's Castle - General - YHA