Location of the castle
This castle was constructed during the Middle Ages. It is located in West Yorkshire, Uk, inside the city of the same name. The castle is well-known for being the final resting place of King Richard II. Pontefract was erected in the 1070s for Irish earl Ilbe de Lassi on lands given to him by King William I. The castle was originally built of wood, like many other castles in England, but it was progressively transformed into stone. Henry, I took the castle from a descendant of Ilbe in the early 12th century, but the Lassi clan remained at Pontefract until the middle of the 14th.