Local interest book investigating the history of plymouth Castle..
Many people living in Plymouth don't even know that Plymouth Castle even existed, so completely has it gone.
Plymouth Castle was one of the foundation stones on which the city is built and faced more battles and attack than any of the later defenses. There is also a lot of confusion over who and when it was built.
This relatively short local history book investigates the castle's history.
Fierce fighting immediately broke out in the area of Old Town Street where the French were busy looting. Taken by surprise and the fury of this counterattack from the castle, the enemy advance was halted and they were swept back.
Fleeing in panic many groups became separated from the main force. One such group became trapped in what is now Ham Street. Originally this was named Catch-French Street as this was where the defenders of Plymouth caught the French, slaughtered some and took the rest prisoner