"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) "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) "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) "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"
About the Author
Chris Gravett is a former Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London, and a recognized authority on the arms, armor, and warfare of the medieval world. He has worked as an advisor for numerous TV and film productions, and has written many books for Osprey, including Warrior 1: " Norman Knight 950-1204 AD." He currently works as a curator at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire. The author lives in Bedfordshire, UK.