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‘Ring of steel’ sculpture is insulting to Wales

A £400,000 “ring of steel” sculpture celebrating the conquest of Wales by Edward I has been described as “inappropriate and insulting” by Plaid Cymru’s North Wales AM Llyr Gruffydd. 253 more words

Llyr Gruffydd

Happy Edict of Expulsion Day!

by Billy Roper

On July 18th, 1290, King Edward of England joined a long line of illustrious rulers to kick the Jews out of his realm. 107 more words

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The Much-Beloved Eleanor of Castile

One item on the itinerary for the state visit of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia is a visit to Westminster Abbey that will include a stop at the tomb of Eleanor Castile, wife of Edward I and queen of England from 1272 to 1290. 2,961 more words

The House Of Plantagenet

7th July 1307. Building Castles, But Not In The Air.

Castles from the 9thc onwards became the secure households for the nobility: under Pax Romana there was no need for such elaborate protection.

The last complete royal castle, (now disappeared), of the Middle Ages was built by Edward III at Sheppey and of the surviving castles Skipton is one of the most complete. 465 more words

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Cast in bronze: from librarian to monarch in several easy steps

There are times when answering enquiries from members of the public can lead to the most unexpected results. Stuart Ivinson, librarian at the Royal Armouries, recounts the story of how his involvement in a project ten years ago saw his own likeness immortalised as that of one of England’s greatest monarchs. 1,051 more words

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An Eye full of Reflection (6 of 7)

Apart from its sheer presence in the landscape, the castle at Harlech has a location that is breathtaking – perched high in the elevated centre of the small town, looking back down the valley at a vista that embraces the area of Porthmadog, then slides your eye leftwards to take in the whole of the Lleyn Peninsula. 927 more words

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An Eye full of Reflections (6 of 7)

Apart from its sheer presence in the landscape, the castle at Harlech has a location that is breathtaking – perched high in the elevated centre of the small town, looking back down the valley at a vista that embraces the area of Porthmadog, then slides your eye leftwards to take in the whole of the Lleyn Peninsula. 929 more words