The Castles of Edward I in Wales 1277-1307

The Castles of Edward I in Wales 1277-1307


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ISBN-13: 9781846030277
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 07/24/2007
Series: Fortress
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 1,215,479
Product dimensions: 7.24(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.17(d)

About the Author

Chris Gravett is a former Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London, and a recognized authority on the arms, armor, and warfare of the medieval world. He has worked as an advisor for numerous TV and film productions, and has written many books for Osprey, including Warrior 1: Norman Knight 950-1204 AD. He currently works as a curator at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire. The author lives in Bedfordshire, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction     4
Chronology     8
Design and development     10
Lordship castles
Welsh castles
The principles of defence     27
The turning bridge
A tour of a castle: Caernarfon     36
Life in the castles     45
The castles at war     52
Aftermath     57
Visiting the castles today     59
Bibliography     62
Glossary     63
Index     64

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