By Neil Ludlow

Carmarthen citadel used to be one of many greatest castles in medieval Wales. It used to be additionally some of the most very important, in its function as a centre of presidency and as a Crown ownership in a zone ruled via Welsh lands and Marcher lordships. mostly demolished in the course of the 17th century, it was once accordingly redeveloped, first as a jail and later because the neighborhood authority headquarters. but the surviving continues to be, and their state of affairs, are nonetheless amazing. the location replaced with an incredible programme of archaeological and learn paintings, from 1993 to 2006, that is defined during this publication. The background of the fortress, its influence at the quarter and on Wales as an entire also are tested: we see the officers and different occupants of the fort, their actions and the way they interacted with their setting. Excavations on the fortress, and the artefacts recovered, are defined besides its closing archaeological capability. This e-book places Carmarthen citadel again on the middle of the heritage of medieval Wales, and in its right position in fort reports and architectural background, the entire learn combining to make a tremendous contribution to the background of 1 of Wales’s nice towns.

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