This book briefly describes the Welsh wars campaigns, and then surveys the castles built or improved by Edward. Further sections...describe life in the castles in peacetime and war... This excellent book on a fascinating subject will engross anyone with the least interest in fortifications before gunpowder.
Bolling Smith, The Coast Defense Journal (November 2007)
There are many excellent illustrations including plans, cutaways, and perspective views... This book is a worthy addition to the library of those interested in the development of castles.
Coastal Defense Fortifications
Overall it is an excellent addition to the Fortress series and a must read for students of the subject. I found it a fascinating read and I'm positive that you will as well.
Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (July 2007)
Christopher Gravett's The Castles of Edward I in Wales 1277-1307 tells of a king's march into Wales to subdue the rebel Welsh princes - an unusal march in which the king had a castle erected wherever his army rested. The design, development and defense strategies of these castles is outlined in a fine book military libraries strong in strategic history will appreciate.
The Bookwatch (December 2007)
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