Raglan Castle Guidebook
Raglan Castle Guidebook
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The castle we see today was begun by Sir William ap Thomas, a veteran of the French wars, who grew wealthy exploiting his position as a local agent of the Duke of York in south-east Wales. About 1435, Sir William started to build the Great Tower — a massive, moated keep-like structure.
Raglan was one of the last medieval castles to be built in England and Wales, though palace-fortress might be a better description. With its crisp silhouette crowning the ridge amid a glorious pastoral landscape, it remains one of the finest late medieval buildings set within the remains of one of the most elaborate Renaissance gardens in the British Isles.
Product Code: CPG00005
Published 2003 / 54 pages / ISBN 1-85760-169-6
Size 210mm (w) x 255mm (h) English language
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