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Monday, 28 January 2008

Hard as Flint

Flint Castle was built by the Hammer of the Scots, Edward I, as part of his 'ring of steel' of fortresses designed to subdue the rebellious Welsh. Construction began c.1277 and took seven years. The King's master builder, James of St George, took a hand in the later stages of the design. Sadly, like so many other castles during the Civil War, Flint was 'slighted' by Cromwell's forces to render it useless for defence. But the eyeless towers which gaze out to sea still have an air of solitary grandeur.
Find out more in my Footsteps feature for the February issue of BBC History magazine.
Photo © Nigel Wilkes.


Hashim Salleh said...

The waiting is over. Glad to know that your book Narrow Windows, Narrow Lives is now available to order on line.
I hope it will be available in Malaysia soon - MPH, Times,or Kinokuniya Bookstores.

Sue Wilkes said...

Hi Hashim, thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. I do not know if the book will be available in Malaysia, but you may be able to order a copy from Emenee books via the Amazon UK link on my blog, as they say international shipping is available. All the best, Sue.