Update from week 3 at the castle!
I went out with the Head Ranger and got some fantastic material, not just for this project but inspiration for future work too.
There is no substitute for learning directly from an expert when researching a story. By spending time with different members of the National Trust staff here at Scotney Castle, I have been able to discover some very specific details that I would not be able to find in books or online.
Being able to bring such intricate detail to a story will help to create a much richer story-world, and more well-rounded, believable characters.