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Harlech castle


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Was built for Edward I as one of a series of fortifications intended to secure his conquest of north Wales. Begun in May 1283, it was largely completed in seven years and is one of the greatest achievements of its architect, Master James of St George. In the Welsh rising of 1400–13, Harlech fell to Owain Glyndŵr, became the residence of his court and his family, and may have been the place where he was crowned prince of Wales.

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