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Old 04-15-2014, 05:26 PM
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Caernarvon Castle

In 1283 King Edward I of England began building Caernarvon Castle.

As he prepared to establish English government in Wales, Edward wanted to make a triumphalist expression of his imperial ambitions at Caernarvon.
He chose Caernarvon because the town was an ancient stronghold for the princes of Gwynedd.
King Edward also chose Caernarvon because of the town's strategic position overlooking the Menai Straits.
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:38 PM
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Caernarvon Castle has polygonal rather than circular drum towers.
The castle has cross-banded masonry (alternate strips of light and dark stone) in the defensive walls.
The polygonal towers and cross-banded walls were a homage to the Theodosian Wall at Constantinople.
King Edward I and his chief architect, Master James of St. Georges, had seen the Theodosian Wall while on Crusade.
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:02 PM
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At the western end of Caernarvon Castle stands the Eagle Tower.
At 124 feet The Eagle Tower was one of the tallest single towers erected in the Middle Ages.
When first built, the Eagle Tower had a stone eagel on each of its three turrets.


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Old 04-15-2014, 06:07 PM
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Between 1401 to 1403, Owen Glendower tried unsuccessfully three times to take Caernarvon Castle.
The third time he used heavy siege machinery.
However he was repulsed by a garrison of 28 men.
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:39 PM
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Couldn't all of these copied and pasted bits of trivia been combined into just one post? Just sayin' ..
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:49 PM
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Pictures of Caernarfon Castle (Welsh spelling)

http://www.caernarfon.com/visitwales/caernarfon.jpg

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/...-Wales-008.jpg

This is also the castle where Prince Charles was invested as Prince of Wales

http://s0.geograph.org.uk/geophotos/...0_93db47fd.jpg

http://theroyalcorrespondent.files.w...pa_468x591.jpg
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Old 04-16-2014, 03:02 PM
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RoyalDaisy, Thank you for all the excellent pictures.
The aerial view of the castle is fabulous.
Also, thank you for providing the Welsh spelling of Caernarvon.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:29 PM
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In 1911 Prince Edward, the eldest son of King George V, was invested as Prince of Wales in Caernarvon Castle.
David Lloyd George devised the ceremony.
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