Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle was built by Edward I of England, during his conquest of Wales between 1283 and 1289. It is considered to be one of the finest examples of late 13th century castle architecture in Europe. Conwy Castle History and Design The rectangular castle is …

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Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle was built in 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a member of the medieval Sussex gentry. It’s most notable feature is the surrounded moat, with huge stone towers soaring up out of it. Bodiam Castle History and Design It was designed to defend the area from …

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Kings of England

Kings Of England

Kings of England have ruled England itself for nearly a thousand years, from 757 to 1603 AD. In that time, English Kings have also ruled Wales and Ireland (forced). Then in 1603 the English and Scottish Crowns united, making James VI of Scotland (James I …

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Medieval Weapons

Medieval Weapons

The blacksmith was the master at creating terrifyingly dangerous medieval weapons. From swords and axes to maces, clubs and spears. There were a vast array of medieval weapons, and each were made using different techniques and metals. The skill of a blacksmith dictated who he …

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Medieval Castles

Medieval Castles

Medieval castles can be seen today standing imposingly across the lands of Europe and further to the East and South. The castle was designed to provide positions of strength for the local Lord, and strike fear and intimidation into the local population and any invading army. Early …

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Kings and Queens

Kings And Queens

Kings and Queens – The rulers of the land; Kings and Queens have governed England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland for centuries. Some were very successful, powerful, and expanded their kingdoms well, where others only lasted days (in some cases) and quickly abdicated or were murdered, …

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