The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth

Edward I

Edward I was the first person to recognise the military usefulness of Plymouth as providing a suitable location to gather troops and ships for offensive reasons. His 1295 expedition to try and reclaim his authority in Gascony was launched from Plymouth. He himself stayed at Plympton Priory whilst the force was gathered.

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