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King Edward I's Castle-Building Scheme
Considers the costs, consequences, and effectiveness of Edward's castle-building scheme as a military tactic.
# 54532 | 2,187 words | 9 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 30, 2004 in History (British)

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The reign of King Edward I (1272-1307) was marked by almost constant military activity in the British Isles and France. Edward?s policy of expansion and conquest in Scotland and Wales was aggressive and successful. This paper examines one of the more notable characteristics of Edward?s warlike policies, the construction of a large number of castles, mostly in Wales, as centers of military and civilian administration in conquered territories. The paper focuses on six of these castles, namely Flint, Rhuddlan, Conwy, Caernarfon, Harlech, and Beaumaris.

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