Harlech Castle Timeline

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  • 1272 - 1307
  • 1283 - 1330
    Harlech Castle in Wales is built by Edward I of England.
  • 1290 - 1293
    Master James of Saint Georges is constable of Harlech Castle in Wales.
  • 1294 - 1295
    Harlech Castle is twice attacked by the Welsh rebel leader Madog ap Llywelyn.
  • 1323 - 1324
    Two rectangular towers are added to the entrance bridge of Harlech Castle.
  • 1404
    The Welsh rebel leader Owain Glyn Dwr captures Harlech Castle.
  • 1409
    A royal army led by the Prince of Wales, future King Henry V of England, recaptures Harlech Castle in Wales.
  • 1418
    A new fortified entrance bridge is added to Harlech Castle in Wales.
  • 1461 - 1468
    Harlech Castle in Wales is besieged by a Yorkist army during the Wars of the Roses.
  • 14 Aug 1468
    Harlech Castle in Wales finally surrenders to the Yorkists during the Wars of the Roses. The resistance of the Lancastrian garrison is commemorated in the popular song 'Men of Harlech'.