Wales

/Tag:Wales

Caernarfon Castle: Medieval Fortification in Wales

Majestic Caernarfon Castle was built between 1283 and 1330 as a military stronghold, the seat of government and the royal palace. Designed and mainly supervised by Master James of St George, from Savoy, its brief and scale were extraordinary. Today Caernarfon Castle remains one of the most complete and impressive castles in Britain – you can walk on and through the interconnected walls and towers gathered around the central green, [...]

By | 2017-11-16T14:32:56+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Pembroke Castle: Medieval Castle in Wales

The unsurpassed strength of this mighty Norman Castle, sited on a high ridge between two tidal inlets, gave it the distinction of never have fallen to the Welsh. The strategic position, on a major routeway, was chosen early in the first Norman incursions into south-west Wales, when the castle was founded by Roger of Montgomery in 1093, and it stood firm against Welsh counter-attacks in subsequent years. Pembroke's strategic [...]

By | 2017-10-31T14:09:09+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Cardiff Castle: Medieval Fortification in Wales

At first glance, Cardiff's city center seems an unlikely place to find a castle. The capitol of Wales is a typical city, busy, laden with traffic, shoppers searching for a good buy. Government buildings glisten in the sun. The National Museum of Wales offers impressive exhibits of Welsh history and cultural development. However, in the midst of this urbanization, Cardiff's ancient past is grandly displayed, in the form of [...]

By | 2017-10-31T14:11:01+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|Categories: Castles, Discoveries, Medieval|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Conwy Castle: Medieval Fortification in Wales

Conwy Castle dominates the mouth of the River Conwy and the medieval walled town of Conwy in North Wales like a huge goliath and serves as the major tourist attraction in the county of Conwy. The castle was built on the orders of King Edward I of England and construction began in 1283 under the direction of Edward's chief architect James of St. George. Today the castle is one [...]

By | 2017-10-31T14:15:50+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Harlech Castle: Medieval Fortification

As if its spectacular situation, foreboding might, and great power were not sufficient to ensure the fame of this magnificent castle, Harlech is also inseparably linked in Welsh myth with the tragic heroine of Branwen, the daughter of Llyr, of the Mabinogion. Mythology aside, it is small wonder that this is one of the most familiar strongholds in Britain. Seen from the bluff of rock to the south of [...]

By | 2017-10-31T14:29:43+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Ancient Warriors: Celtic Warriors

Celtic Warriors: It is said that the Celts dominated Western Europe for as long as a thousand years and were a major force and widespread over many countries. They were renonowned as fierce intimidating fighters who would disregard body armour in battle. The basic history of the Celts traces them back years where they are believed to have started life in Austria, before spreading widely across Europe. The Celts lived [...]

By | 2016-12-28T16:18:06+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Categories: Ancient Times|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Send this to friend