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of the castle
In 1385, Edward Dalyngrigge,
a future royal adviser and veteran of the wars with France, receipt
the permission of the king to build a castle on its manor of Bodiam.
The building which it built, although maintaining a ruin, is one
of the castles most celebrated in England. It is visited each year
by more than 170.000 people, and the images of its walls and turns,
peacefully reflected in water of the ditch, appear on all the covers
of book. It is not difficult to explain the popularity of Bodiam.
Few buildings can compete its splendid configuration, and the outside
of the castle represents what each one of us thinks that should
resemble a medieval castle. Bodiam can be regarded as the last large