Picture Profile Wales Castles
Castles have played a huge part in the turbulent history of Wales. At one time there were over 400 castles spread across the country. Now just over 100 remain. Animosity between the Welsh and the English can be traced back to the 13th century, when the efforts of Edward I to conquer Wales were resisted by Llywelyn, Prince of Wales and his followers.
Today, physical conflict between the nations is confined to the rugby pitch but the network of Castles built in the late 13th century remain a lasting legacy to this period of conquest and resistance.
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