This weekend I am travelling back to the 14C. Our venue is here at Pembroke Castle. This is a new castle to me. Even though my parents in law live in Pembroke, I have never visited the castle.
About the castle:
Soon after the Battle of Hastings in 1066 the victorious Norman invaders looked to Wales, but it was not until 1093 that Earl Roger of Montgomery built the first Pembroke Castle. Although it was a fairly basic structure of timber palisades the castle stood firm against Welsh counter attacks.
In 1189 William Marshal became Earl of Pembroke and the castle passed into his hands. Over the next 30 years he transformed the earth and timber structure into a powerful stone fortification.
More here on the castle timeline.
'See' you all next week........