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- Various kings liked hunting in the Przedbórz vicinity. But they needed not only suitable lodging, but something suitable for conducting royal business as necessary.
Casimir III built the castle (zamek in Polish)
in the 1300's, according to http://akrz.nerim.net/pagesen/places.html, and Jagiełło rebuilt it.
- According to http://akrz.nerim.net/pagesen/places.html, the castle was destroyed no later than the 1800's. (Perhaps by 1795, depending on the translation of the Slownik  article, which you can download from the bibliography section.)
- http://www.zamki.pl/?idzamku=przedborz has recent pictures of the ruins, as well as of some prints from the 1800's, which in turn may be copies of earlier works. Click on Galeria; clicking on any picture loads a larger image. (Thanks to Roman Sobus for bringing this to my attention.)
- http://www.zamkilodzkie.pl/pliki/przedb.htm also has some of the same drawings and photos, but also has an interesting map, and some additional comments. I used Google Language Tools to translate the website from Polish to English.
- Apparently there was a castle in town to defend the river crossing. That castle was mentioned as early as 1239, but was later destroyed, and no traces remain.
- The map shows the outline of the castle in the 14th century, as well that of the castle defense wall in the early 1400's.
- From 1570 to 1655 (when the castle was destroyed by the Swedes) the castle was "the seat of the Starosta" (the king's governing representative). We don't know if the Starosta lived in the castle, or only had his office there.
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