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The war of 1215-17 was very much a war of castles. According to Sean McGlynn in his Blood Cries Afar, Stroud: History Press, 2011 over 200 were directly involved in the war, many during John‘s destructive drive north in 1215-16. As a result there are a great number of military sites with Magna Carta connections. The following has been compiled by Julian Humphrys, Development Officer at the Battlefields Trust.

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