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The growth of Mont Orgueil Castle Throughout the Stage C 1200 - 1600 During the period C 1200 -- 1600 there has been a quick development in castles technology due to the inventions in eastern Asia such as firearms curved walls and concentric design. As a result of this, the western world had troubles in the crusades since the castles were nearly impenetrable eventually seeing the invention in front of them they brought the thoughts of Asia into Europe. Since the Invention of the cannon had severe implications to the building of castles, the cannon may take the walls down in a wonderful distance; the changes made to Mont Orgueil's layout through further additions to counter these new dangers demonstrate this. The specific date which Mont Orgueil was built is unknown, even although it is projected that it began construction at 1204 at the earliest and was finished by 1212 we know this due to writings of the period said the castle was finished by 1212. Mont Orgueil was built due to a change in the ownership of Normandy, the stretch of French coast 14 miles off the coast of Jersey. It passed out of the hands of King John of England to King Philip-Augustus of France. This occurred for a number of reasons that for us to understand fully we have to look 50 decades further back into 1154 AD. By the 1170's Henry, the Second was first King of England as had been that he the entrance of Maine, count of Anjou, the duke of Normandy, the Duke of Aquitaine and the Duke of Brittany. This was called the Anjevin Empire following his family name Angevin. King John inherited since Phillip- Augustus created an elaborate plan based on divide and conquer as all his older brothers had.