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ANGLESEY FORTRESS OF BEAUMARIS AND THE CASTLE AT KNARESBOROUGH

ANGLESEY FORTRESS OF BEAUMARIS AND THE CASTLE AT KNARESBOROUGH

When Edward I had Beaumaris built in 1293 he gained a strong defence to the north-east end of the Menai Straits. The name apparently derives from the "beau marais" - the fair marsh - which was drained by the castle moat. Edward had a canal cut so that ships could reach his castle. It was held for Charles I in the Civil War. Knaresborough (top) defended the town of that name in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Ravines and the river Nidd guard it on three sides, and on the town side there was a ditch, now partly filled in. The keep is early 14th cent.

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