Posts Tagged ‘Compton Castle’

Compton Castle and Traveling Off the Beaten Path

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Compton castle was home to Sir Humphrey Gilbert, known for attempt at colonization in Newfoundland. He was also the half-brother of Sir Walter Raleigh. Humphrey’s mother, Katherine Champernowne, remarried after Humphrey’s father died. For those interested in Tudor history, this Katherine Champernowne was the niece of Kat Ashley (governess of Queen Elizabeth I).


Compton Castle, Marldon Village, and Modbury

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

views of Compton Castle and the villages of Marldon and Modbury in Devon. These sites are all off the beaten path, but by planning my own vacation, I was able to visit them without any problems. Enjoy these images of Devon!