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Berkhamstead is a small town in Hertfordshire, England, best known for its medieval castle. Now ruined and in the care of English Heritage, this was at one time the home of Edward, the Black Prince and his wife, Joan of Kent.

Berkhamstead was also the terminating point of the Norman invasion of 1066, the invading army encircling London from the south east, across to the west and north through Wallingford, finally stopping at Berkhamstead, at which point the conquest was effectively complete.

Alternative spelling: Berkhampstead, Berkhamsted

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