The Taming of the Dragon: Edward I & the Conquest of Wales
The Taming of the Dragon tells a story full of intrigue, drama and passion that recounts the battles and tactics by which Edward I finally brought Wales into union with England. It also records the legacy and role of Caernarfon, Conwy and other castles.
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The Land of the Dragon
Edward the First
Llywelyn the Last
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advance ambitions Anglesey arrived attack attempt barons battle Beverley Smith Brecon brother Builth Caernarfon campaign Carmarthen Castell y Bere castle cavalry Chester chronicler command conquest construction Conwy crossbowmen crucial Dafydd death Deheubarth Denbigh Dinefwr Dryslwyn earl of Gloucester Edmund Edward England English crown English king evidence feudal levy fight force further future Fychan garrison given Gloucester's Grey Gruffudd ap Gwenwynwyn Gwynedd Harlech Henry homage important involved James of St John Giffard king's lands large number later launched Lestrange Llanbadarn Llywelyn ap Gruffudd Madog Marcher lords medieval Morris negotiations Owain Patent Rolls Pecham position Powys Prestwich prince of Wales problems rebellion rebels region reign result revolt Rhuddlan Rhys ap Maredudd Rhys Gryg Rhys's Robert Tibotot Roger Mortimer significant Simon de Montfort situation Snowdonia soon success suggest territory thirteenth century took town Treaty of Montgomery troops walls Welsh law Welsh lords Welshmen