Scarborough, Moonrise Over South Bay

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Scarborough, Moonrise Over South Bay

The coastal town of Scarborough is historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire. It is home to a large fishing industry and also the largest holiday resort on the North East coast. The 12th century castle has been the site of many battles over the years; during the Civil War the castle passed between the Parliamentarians and the Royalists seven times. From the 1650s the castle was used as a prison, George Fox, founder of the Quakers, was held there in 1665 for his outspoken religious beliefs. During the Napoleonic War French captives were imprisoned in the castle. In December 1914 the castle was bombarded by German warships and severely damaged by the shells aimed at the town.

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