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Held by Montfortian rebels, chiefly in an attempt to reduce severity of the penalties they’d incurred for opposing the king. One of the largest sieges in medieval England. The Royal effort is extremely well documented in the Liberate Rolls. The siege features many aspects of siege warfare: negotiation; psychology; siege engines. Sickness and a relaxation of terms eventually led to the rebel surrender.

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