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grambell789 t1_jbo4361 wrote

they still are going to keep their names differernt from english. But weren't those castles built specifically by the English to annex Wales?


CanuckPanda t1_jbp82uo wrote

Conwy specifically was, yes. There were some pre-existing castles in Wales prior to Edward I's conquest, but I believe they were all built after the Norman invasion to secure the Welsh border. Off the top of my head Castell Coch and Cardiff are both Norman castles.


Secure-Barracuda t1_jbqlkx2 wrote

Wales has a lot of castles. Like you say there’s the Norman and Edwardian ones but also castles built by the native Welsh Princes.