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Pendragon Castle - Built in the 12th century by Ranulph de Meschines. It was later owned by Sir Hugh de Morville, Lord of Westmorland. Morville was one of 4 knights who murdered Thomas Becket. Ranulph de Meschines was involved in taking the land of Gilles Bueth and giving it to a kinsman who took the name of de Vaux. This Robert de Vaux later gave land to the monks of Castle Acre.
A History of the World - Object : Richard Earl of Cornwall's tile
88. RICHARD EARL OF CORNWALL'S TILE: King Henry III's younger brother and Earl of Cornwall 1227-72. Launceston Castle was his Cornish base. His adventures included a lucky escape from a storm at Mousehole in 1242 which led to religious foundations there and at Hayles Abbey in Gloucestershire. The Earldom of Cornwall lasted from 1066 to 1337 when the Duchy of Cornwall replaced it.
A History of the World - Object : Packet mail bag
85. PACKET MAIL BAG: For over 150 years Falmouth was the world's post office. Packets ran regular services and routes. This canvas mail bag was found in a Falmouth attic and reads 'HMS 'Crane' Letters for England'. It may be one of the last ever carried on a packet ship. The 'Crane' was a star class naval brig, completed by the admiralty as a packet in 1839, and was probably broken up c.1862.