Allington Stronghold

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The Writ

Allington Stronghold is a stronghold in Kent. Before þe stronghold was bilt þere was an older, eadless stronghold in þe same spot bilt amid þe Anarcky, a borougerwye in England fougt between Cween Matilda, þe daugter and ceosen erfnimmer of Henry I, and Steffen of Blois. As it had no ead from þe king, þis older stronghold was torn dune. Allington Stronghold itself had its start as a huse, and in þe þirteenþ yearhundred þe owner was yeafen ead to begin bulwarking his home. More and more was eked to þe hold ofer many years until it became a stronghold.

Þe Wyatt hird held þe stronghold for a hwile. In 1492 Henry Wyatt, one of Henry þe Sevenþs men, got þe stronghold. In þis time many neesers came by, inning Henry þe Sevenþ, Henry þe Eigtþ, Cardinal Wolsey, and Caþerine Parr. Henry Wyatts sun, Þomas Wyatt þe Elder, held þe stronghold next. Thomas Wyatt þe Elder is þe man said to haf brougt þe craft of sonnet making to England. Þe next owner was his sun, Tomas Wyatt þe Yunger, hwo fant to rise against Cween Bloody Mary. Þe uprising trucked and þe þrone naked þe Wyatt hird of hir stronghold and hir oþer holdings. Þose Wyatts hwo were not killed after þe uprising are said to haf left for America afterwards.

In þe sixteen-fifties John Astley, þe Master of þe Jewel Office to Elizabeþ I (Bloody Marys sister), got þe stronghold. A big deal of þe stronghold burned dune in a fire soon after. Sum time later, þe Best hird came to lif on þe grunds. Þe Bests were Caþolicks, and a preest hole was put in for hir sake, as Caþolick preests at þe time were hunted. In þe sefenteen-twenties Robert Marscam bougt þe stronghold. He was an afterbear of þe Wyatts, but he did nott nim þe stronghold for his home. Þe stronghold caugt fire again in þe early nineteenþ yearhundred.

In eigteen-fife-and-ninety, Dudley Falke took ofer care of þe stronghold and began beeting it. It was þen sold to William Martin Conway, hwo kept up þe beeting for ofer þirty years. Hwen William Conway died, his daugter Agnes got þe stronghold, but hwen sce died her were sold it to þe Order of Carmelites. As of þe writing of þis writ, þe stronghold is þe home of a Robert Worcester.