Caernarvon, Conway and Harlech Castles are graceful giants built to the orders of Edward I (1272-1307) to keep the conquered Welsh under his thumb. These magnificent stone achievements were designed in England and influenced by the archetectual expansion of the Tower of London. Caernarfon is located in Gwynedd and is one of the most famous castles in Wales. It was never completed, but it was the grandest of Edward’s Welsh structures. It is positioned on the banks of the River Sciont where it flows into the Menai Strait…below the ruins of the Roman fort, Segontium, which was built on top of a hill in the year 78 AD. Legend has it that the first Chritian Emperor of Rome, Constatine The Great, was born here in 280. Castle building began in 1283, but the castle was taken by the Welsh in 1294 during the revolt of Madog ap Llywelyn, only to be regained by the English in 1295. It has served as a seat of government for North Wales and home of the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum with exhibits tracing the history of The Prince Of Wales. www.cadw.wales.gov.uk
Horse Brass: Caernarvon Castle
Horse Brass: Caernarvon Castle .
Made by ARMAC Brassworks, Birmingham, England.
Hand cast using the finest first-run British brass.
Hand filed to remove any rough edges left from casting.
Hand polished to enhance the natural beauty of quality solid brass.
ARMAC Brassworkd has been producing quality brassware for more than 75 years.
|Dimensions||3.50 × 3.00 × .16 in|