William the Conqueror established the first castle at Dover immediately
after his victory over the Saxons at Hastings in 1066. In the 1180s,
Henry II greatly expanded the original works with the towered curtain
wall of the inner bailey and the great Norman keep shown here.
When Sir Roger Fiennes returned from the French Wars in the 1440s,
he built his fortified manor at Hurstmonceaux. Its construction
is of brick with stone trim and decoration.