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King Edward 1 of England had a strategy to reinforce and provision his castles by sea and therefore Flint Castle was built on land next to the Dee estuary between 1277 and 1284. Although today the river Dee is some way from the castle walls, in the middle ages it filled the moat at high tide, and history shows that Edward's strategy proved successful as the castle survived the attacks of Dafydd ap Gruffydd in 1282 and the Welsh revolt led by Owain Glyndwr in 1400. Having established his fortresses in North Wales, at Flint and Rhuddlan…
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