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Historical Overviews

Before Castles: Early Medieval Wales
Norman, Welsh and Edwardian Castles, a quick overview by Jeffrey L. Thomas
The Age of the Castle in Wales
What is a Castle? by Paul M. Remfry
Further Definitions of a Castle, as compiled by Jerome Morris
Vanished Castles of Wales and the Marches, by Jeffrey L. Thomas
The Dating of Medieval Military Architecture, by Paul M. Remfry
Life in a Medieval Castle
A Timeline of Medieval Wales
A Timeline of Medieval Welsh Castles, as complied by Paul M. Remfry

The Evolution of the Castle in Wales

The Castle Builders of Wales and other Important Figures
Motte and Bailey Timber Castles
Building a Stone Fortress, by Lise Hull
Castle Siegecraft and Defence
Norman Castles
The Norman Invasion of South Wales and Rumney Castle, by K. W. B. Lightfoot
Native Welsh Castles (Welsh Language Page), by Lise Hull
The Edwardian Conquest
Master James of St George and other north Wales castle builders
Welsh Castles after the Conquest
The Castle in Tudor Wales
The Castles of Wales and the Civil War

Additional Essays

In Search of Ednyfed's Castle, by John Northall
Gwenllian, Princess of Wales, by Sian Beidas (Welsh Language Version)
Artistic Impressions: Samuel and Nathaniel Buck, by Richard Williams
Edward I's Welsh Castles, by Ben Furnival
The Final Campaign of Prince Llywelyn, by Paul M. Remfry
Welsh Princes and English Politics, by Paul M. Remfry
Pen Y Bryn, The Princes’ Tower, by Jennifer Rahel Conover
An Argument for the Lesser-Known Castles of Wales, by Jeffrey L. Thomas
The Nature of Historical Research & Medieval Wales, by Jeffrey L. Thomas
The Welsh Marches, by Lise Hull
Medieval Welsh Warriors and Warfare, by Daniel Mersey
Castles are Rubbish - Comments on Archaeological Research, by Daniel Mersey
Medieval Kings of England and their Times, by Paul M. Remfry

 


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