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Nottingham Castle Rock Tea Towel

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  • Sturdy half panama bleached US cotton (48cm x 70cm)
  • Our special inks mean that colours last in the wash
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK
  • Delivery with Royal Mail, free on orders over £35
  • 100-day money back guarantee if you change your mind

‘Steals from the rich, and gives to the poor!’

More accurately, Robin Hood, or so the legend goes, stole from the occupants of Castle Rock in Nottingham. Yet the castle is known for more than its connection (and altercations) with green hooded heroes. Its first structure was put up by William the Conqueror after the battle of Hastings in 1066. Yet the weak wooden exterior was soon replaced by a stronger stone fortification during the reign of Henry II, a structure that would remain in place for years to come due to its strong strategic position next to the River Trent.

This design is a tribute to the rich medieval history of the city of Nottingham, epitomised by Castle Rock. Whilst today the bounds of modern architecture have been stretched to significant lengths by technology, it will never cease to be fascinating how the stone walls of castles like this would have stood dominant over the city below for so many centuries, a sign of power and often brutality, but key to understanding the history of the British monarchy.

Let this design inspire kitchen table conversations about Robin Hood and the legacy of those Royals who occupied Castle Rock in years gone by.

Half Panama unbleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 48cm x 70cm. Machine wash at 40 degrees max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.