Wales Illustrated in a Series of Views; Comprising the Picturesque Scenery, Towns, Castles, Seats of the Nobility & Gentry, Antiquities, &C. Accompani

Wales Illustrated in a Series of Views; Comprising the Picturesque Scenery, Towns, Castles, Seats of the Nobility & Gentry, Antiquities, &C. Accompani

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ...duke of Buckingham, and Morton, bishop of Ely, concerted the union of the houses of York and Lancaster: to which Henry VII. was indebted for his station upon the throne of England. Since the confinement of bishop Morton it has been called Ely tower. The ground on this side is higher than the site of the castle, which made it more assailable on the north. There were here, therefore, in addition to the deep ravine or moat before noticed, two additional fosses, occasionally filled from Maenday well. The principal entrance was to the west, opposite to which was another, called the postern, corrupted into postrwm. Leading from the gate, a few yards east, is a stone bridge of two arches, formerly a drawbridge. PLAS CRUG, NEAR ABERYSTWITH, CARDIGANSHIRE. Dr. Mavor made an excursion round the environs of Aberystwith. He visited first Plas Crfig, a fortified mansion on the banks of the Rhydiol, which tradition distinguishes as the residence of several Welsh princes. It is situated upon an estate belonging to Thomas Powell, esq., of Nanteos, near Aberystwith. The remains are very considerable, and pleasantly situated in a valley, which terminates with the town of Aberystwith. Of this mansion a square embattled tower appears very entire. A narrow passage leads into a quadrangular division, apparently a kitchen, of which the outer walls are in pood preservation. The apartments have been very spacious and numerous, as the remaining walls evince; but the area is completely choked with fallen fragments. That this place has been a residence of the Welsh princes is certain, being particularly noticed by Eiueon ap Gwgan, who flourished about the year 1244. Of Llewelyn the Great, he expresses himself to this effect: "His spear flashes in hands accustomed to...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236636848
  • 9781236636843