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date: 03 Mar
6th March 1204 Built in a single year, 1197-98, by Richard I, the Lionheart, Château Gaillard was one of the strongest and most up-to-date castles of its age. The word Gaillard itself means strong and large and Richard was very proud of what he had built. It had 17 massive towers, walls over 4m thick and was built in the concentric style of two...
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