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Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England


Birthplace of Sir Henry Percy (1322-1368)

who is the 19th great grandfather of the grandchildren of Vernie Swindell Byars (1894-1985)

The Percy family benefited from England's wars with Scotland; through his military accomplishments Henry Percy, 1st Baron Percy (1273–1314), enhanced his family's status in northern England. In 1309 he purchased the barony of Alnwick[10] from Bek, and it has been owned by the Percy family, the Earls and later Dukes of Northumberland since.[11] The stone castle Henry Percy bought was a modest affair, but he immediately began rebuilding. Though he did not live to see its completion, the building programme turned Alnwick into a major fortress along the Anglo-Scottish border. His son, also called Henry (1299–1352), continued the building.


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