What would you do if this was the view out of your front window?

Pontefract Castle

Painting copyright Wakefield MDC Museums and Arts

Would you

  1. Move?
  2. Contact the estate agent and ask for your property to be revalued?
  3. Get in the local demolition firm and knock it down?

The answer in 1649 was - 3. knock it down......

To find out why, read on.

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