Description This painting is inspired by my re-construction model of Caerlaverock castle.Caerlaverock Castle is a 13th-century triangular plan, moated castle situated close to the Solway Firth, south of Dumfries in the south west of Scotland.The history of its builders can be traced to Undwin and his son Maccus in the eleventh century; Maccus gave his name to the barony of Maccuswell, or Maxwell. His grandson, John de Maccuswell (d.1241), was first Lord Maxwell of Caerlaverock. The Baronies of Maxwell and Caerlaverock then passed down through the male line, sometimes collaterally. Robert de Maxwell of Maxwell, Caerlaverock and Mearns (d.1409) rebuilt Caerlaverock castle and was succeeded by Herbert Maxwell of Caerlaverock.Being very close to the border with England, it had to be defended several times against English forces. One such occasion was the Siege of Caerlaverock of 1300 by Edward I of England who had eighty seven of the most illustrious Barons of England in his company.The Maxwells, under their gallant chief, made a vigorous defence, showering upon the English such heavy missiles that they were forced to withdraw several times; but in the end the garrison were compelled to surrender, when it was found that there were only sixty men defending, and that they had defied the whole English army for a considerable period.Possession of the castle was subsequently restored to Sir Eustace Maxwell, Sir Herbert's son, who at first embraced the cause of John Balliol, and in 1312 received from Edward I an allowance of 20 for the more secure keeping of the castle. He afterwards gave in his adherence to Robert Bruce, and his castle, in consequence, underwent a second siege by the English, in which they were unsuccessful.The residence block was built in 1634 by the Earl of Nithsdale, and must have been quite luxurious and comfortable. The doorways and windows are topped by carved lintels in the classical Renaissance style. This range took over the function originally fo
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