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Benjamin Nichols, ATP Student Ambassador

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Welsh History: A brief look at castles in West Wales

Posted by Benjamin Nichols, ATP Student Ambassador on Jan 8, 2019 3:00:00 PM

Being American, I never had the opportunity to see castles as a kid and was so intrigued by their old world mystique. I grew up surrounded by Native American structures, but being a major studier of western history, it has been nearly surreal to be standing in something that looks like it’s right out of Lord of the Rings. The castles that dot the Welsh coast of Wales are a spectacle of design and the history of Britain’s past. These castles document all the way from William the Conquers’ invasion of 1066, covering the Welsh warlords era, and to the English conquest of Wales and their fortification of the land.

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