The English throne lies empty in 1268 A.D. You and 5 lords are locked in a struggle for the crown. Reap the benefits of successful feudal governing, castle-building, castle-sieging, and land battle to conquer your rivals and claim the kingdom.
You must keep your serfs fed and happy. Then assign them to farming, herding, building, military and other tasks. Design your own castles or build them using actual historical blueprints. Then lay siege to your neighbors' castles and fight out land battles in tactical detail.
The Crucial Entertainment CD release of this game contains a 34 page book in pdf format entitled England Under Edward 1 written by Jennifer Hawthorne. This describes English history after the Norman Conquest through to Edward I whose reign is covered in some detail. It also covers the development of castles in the medieval period with maps of some of the more famous ones, warfare, and the structure of society in those times.
Issue 02/1996 – #3 Best Strategical in 1995 (Readers' Vote)