Harlech Castle Guidebook World Heritage Site
Harlech Castle Guidebook World Heritage Site
Built by King Edward I (1272–1307) in 1283, Harlech has been described as ‘scenically perhaps the most sublime of all the north Wales castles’. Its construction began at much the same time as the other great royal fortresses at Caernarfon and Conwy — all in the wake of the king’s second war against Prince Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (d.1282) of Wales.
The war effectively marked the culmination in conflicts between the English Crown and the house of Gwynedd which had run for much of the thirteenth century. Symbolically, the castles stand as a reminder of Edward’s determination to bring matters to a close — a triumphant display of authority in his newly won principality of Wales.
Product Code: CPG00043
Published 2017 / 44 pages / ISBN 978-1-85760-500-6
Size 210mm (w) x 255mm (h) English language
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