16th century Northern European style slate spires, The Alcazar, 12-16th centuries, Segovia, Castile and Leon, Spain. The current Alcazar was begun by King Alfonso VIII (1155-1214) and his wife Eleanor of England (1162-1214), and rebuilt 1258. Juan (John) II (1405-54) added the Gothic style Great Tower. Philip II (1527-98) modified the roofs with slate spires in Northern European style. The Alcazar was subsequently a state prison until it became the Royal Artillery School, 1762. It was damaged by fire, 1862 and restored, 1882, becoming a Military College, 1896. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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16th century Northern European style slate spires, The Alcazar, 12-16th centuries, Segovia, Castile and Leon, Spain. The current Alcazar was begun by King Alfonso VIII (1155-1214) and his wife Eleanor of England (1162-1214), and rebuilt 1258. Juan (John) II (1405-54) added the Gothic style Great Tower. Philip II (1527-98) modified the roofs with slate spires in Northern European style. The Alcazar was subsequently a state prison until it became the Royal Artillery School, 1762. It was damaged...
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