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A well-documented and hard-fought eight-week siege, again involving many aspects of siege warfare, which saw the recapture of the castle by royal forces from the lawless de Breautes. Very little of the castle remains.

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790 years ago, John,the King of England was having a little local difficulty with his barons. His attempts to defend his extensive dominions across the Channel, including Normandy and a considerable portion of western France, had been a disaster...

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