Tag: Wales

Caerphilly Castle – a military medieval castle considered one of the greatest in Western Europe

Caerphilly Castle – a military medieval castle considered one of the greatest in Western Europe

According to the Castles of Wales website, Caerphilly Castle is not only one of the greatest feats of castle building in Western Europe, but also the second largest in Britain (after Windsor), the first true concentric castle built in Britain and a 'revolutionary masterpiece of military planning' when it was built in the late 13th … Continue reading Caerphilly Castle – a military medieval castle considered one of the greatest in Western Europe

The Link Between Monmouth, Wales and Monmouth, New Jersey

The Link Between Monmouth, Wales and Monmouth, New Jersey

A snippet from Secret Monmouth, released yesterday and available HERE   A son of Tintern, Colonel Lewis Morris fought for Oliver Cromwell and was allegedly second in command during the Parliamentary attack on Chepstow Castle. At the Restoration of King Charles II, he left for family estates in Barbados and then to America to care for his … Continue reading The Link Between Monmouth, Wales and Monmouth, New Jersey

The Ancient Port of Chepstow

To celebrate the release of Secret Chepstow, here is snippet from the book It is hard to believe Chepstow was once such a busy, bustling, international trading port. According to the booklet The Chepstow Story by The Chepstow Society, a port developed in Chepstow shortly after the Normans came to power and early shipping is mentioned … Continue reading The Ancient Port of Chepstow

The Crimean Nurse who didn’t like Nightingale!

I'm guessing not many people outside of Wales would have heard the gloriously Welsh name of Betsi Cadwaladr before, let alone link her to nursing. But nursing she did …   I discovered her whilst researching my current book, A History of Nursing and below is a snippet from the book: After eventually returning to England, Betsi … Continue reading The Crimean Nurse who didn’t like Nightingale!