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Castle Westminster

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Region: Volyn’

Type: Fortresses and palaces

Upper Castle Construction began in 1350-ies and was mostly completed in 1430's, although some elements (eg, height towers) has changed over the following centuries. Castle began to reconstruct the roundabout in brick from 1502. Since the construction of castles were the residence of the Grand Duke, and after the formation of the Kingdom - the seat of royal power, which focused political, administrative, judicial, defense, religious as the center of the Volyn Province.

 

In 1429, in the prince's palace, located in the Upper Castle, held meeting of European monarchs, who aimed to solve political and economic problems of Central and Eastern Europe and decide on the coronation of Vytautas. Castles repeatedly subjected to attacks. Thus, in 1431 during the "war Lutsk" locks withstood the siege forces of political opponents of the Lithuanian prince Svydrygailo. In 1595 the castle was captured by military units Severin Nalivayko.

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