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Jersey Channel Islands French Mont Orgueil Castle Notebook: Celebrate your travel to the largest of the Channel Isles in Great Britain. A historic heritage icon blank lined journal with Subject and Date boxes to organise and refer back to notes. by Barefoot Bodeez Art
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Explore one of the world's finest examples of a medieval castle which has cast its taking in many of the Island's landmarks, heritage and visitor attractions.
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Elizabeth Castle is a castle and tourist attraction , on a tidal island within the parish of Saint Helier , Jersey. Construction was started in the 16th century when the power of cannon meant that the existing stronghold at Mont Orgueil was insufficient to defend the Island and the port of St. Helier was vulnerable to attack by ships armed with cannon. It is named after Elizabeth I who was the queen of England around the time the castle was built. The Crown confiscated the monastic buildings at the Reformation. Surviving buildings were used for military purposes.
These islands consist of two Crown dependencies namely the Bailiwick of Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey. The former is the largest island while the latter consists of smaller islands including Sark, Guernsey, and other minor islands. Although the islands are not part of the UK, they are considered the remains of the Duchy of Normandy. Over the years, the islands have seen quite a number of battles such as the French invasion of Consequently, a number of forts and castles were built for stability during peace and protection during war. The planning for its construction happened as the Anglo-French War between and was underway. Before its construction, Castle Cornet handled these two roles.