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  • Ruyton - Black Raspberry & Peppercorn Scented Luxury Soy Candle (250ml) - Oswald's Tree Candle Co.
  • Ruyton - Black Raspberry & Peppercorn Scented Luxury Soy Candle (250ml) - Oswald's Tree Candle Co.
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Oswald's Tree Candle Co.

Ruyton - Black Raspberry & Peppercorn Scented Luxury Soy Candle (250ml)

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Sophisticated fruity floral dominated by notes of fresh raspberries and cherries warmed with pink and black peppercorns and intertwined with a plethora of transparent floral underscored with creamy musks.

This lusciously scented candle burns for approximately 35 hours and has a strong scent throw that will fully fragrance an average-sized room.

Inspiration

Ruyton Castle was built in the first half of the twelfth century by John le Strange upon a steeply sided promontory to the south of the River Parry. It was probably originally an earth and timber fortification with a tower or ringwork located at the western end of the promontory whilst the bailey extended along the ridge to the east. The castle was one of a line of Marcher Lordships that defended against Welsh incursions with a further two, Ellesmere and Knockin, also owned by the le Strange family. A town was founded to the west of the castle, replacing an earlier settlement, and became known as Ruyton XI Towns, the unusual name because it served as the manorial centre for eleven local townships; Coton, Eardiston, Felton, Haughton, Rednal, Ruyton, Shelvock, Shotatton, Sutton, Tedsmore and Wykey.

During the Anarchy, the civil war between Stephen and Matilda over the English throne, the le Strange family supported the former. This led to an attack upon Ruyton Castle in 1148 by one of Matilda's supporters, Fulk Fitz Warine, from his base at Alberbury Castle. His grandson, who was also called Fulk, mounted a further attack in 1203 after he was outlawed by King John. The extent of the damage to Ruyton Castle is unknown but in 1212 the castle suffered another attack, this time by Welsh forces, and this seems to have caused significant damage. The castle may not have been repaired afterwards as the le Strange family abandoned Ruyton and shifted their primary residence to Knockin Castle instead.

In 1302 the castle's then-owner, John le Strange, sold it to Edmund FitzAlan, Earl of Arundel who added it to his other holdings in the region at Clun and Oswestry. He founded New Ruyton town in 1308 and within five years had rebuilt the castle. His work on the latter included the stone curtain wall around the bailey and the stone keep. Edmund was still the owner in 1326 when Edward II was overthrown by Roger Mortimer, Earl of March. Although Edmund had previously opposed the King, he rallied to his aid and attempted to raise troops to support the beleaguered monarch. However, he was captured and executed whilst his estates, including Ruyton, were seized by the Earl of March. Mortimer's own downfall followed in 1330 when he was captured by his opponents whilst at Nottingham Castle. The following year Ruyton was restored to Edmund's heir, Richard FitzAlan, Earl of Arundel.

Ruyton Castle was still a functional residence in 1357 but was abandoned shortly afterwards as a record dated 1364 describes the site as ruinous. Thereafter the castle's stonework was robbed for other uses including the construction of the church tower. The town itself also went into decline and in 1407 lost its market. By the nineteenth century, a cottage had been built around the ruined castle keep and this was occupied until the late nineteenth century when it was demolished and the grounds became part of the church graveyard.

Allergens

3 and 4-(4-Hydroxy-4-methylpentyl)-3-cyclohex-ene-1-carboxaldehyde,Benzyl salicylate, alpha-Hexylcinnamaldehyde, alpha-Methyl-1,3-benzodioxole-5-propionaldehyde, p-t-Butyl- alpha-methylhydrocinnamic aldehyde.

Safety

Never leave a burning candle unattended. Burn candles out of reach of children and pets. Always leave about 10cm between burning candles. Do not burn candles on or near anything that may catch fire. Only burn this candle on a level, heat-resistant surface. 

Never burn this candle for more than 4 hours at a time. Do not allow the flame to touch the glass. On the first burn, always burn for 3-4 hours to ensure an even melt pool. Ensure the wick is upright, above the wax, and central before the wax sets. Always trim the wick to 5mm before lighting to avoid smoking and damage to the glass. Glass may become hot during use. Extinguish when 5mm of wax remains and do not relight.