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Carnavon Castle 45h

Carnavon Castle 45h

Artist: Sandby, Paul

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1776

Shelfmark: Ktop XLVI

Item number: 45h

Genre: Topographical Print

Edward I wanted to maintain his control over the Welsh country and to do so built a series of castles in the country. A motte and bailey castle had been built at Caernarfon in the 11th century by Hugh of Avranches and Edward I built his stone castle on the same site. The walls of Constantinople, the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire were the inspiration for the castle and this can be seen in the multi coloured stones used and the large Eagle Tower topped by carved stone Eagles.

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