Dublin castle

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The Viking town of Dublin was, by the 10th cent., dominated by a fortress which was captured by Anglo‐Norman invaders in 1170. In 1204 King John ordered the construction of a castle, which became the administrative headquarters of the English colony in Ireland, housing the main organs of government.

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