House & Family History: Ludlow Castle was transformed over a period of centuries into a fortified royal palace. Upon the founding of the Council for Wales and the Marches, the Castle became a government seat, and was frequently used in the Medieval period as a seat of the prince of Wales. It was here, that Arthur, Prince of Wales (son of Edward VII), died on April 2, 1502, which resulted in his younger brother, Henry, eventually succeeding as King Henry VIII. Napoleon's brother, Lucien, was held prisoner in Ludlow Castle in 1811, the same year that the property came into the ownership of the earls of Powis.
Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
Author: Colvin, Howard
Year Published: 1995
Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
Book Type: Softback
House Listed: Scheduled Ancient Monument
Park Listed: Not Listed
Current Seat / Home of: John George Herbert, 8th Earl of Powis; Herbert family here since 1811.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Mixed Use
Ownership Details: Owned by the Earl of Powis and The Trustees of the Powis Castle Estate and used as a private home and tourist attraction.