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~ Wales has about 400 castles ~ there are more castles per head than any other country in the world ~

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Map of Welsh castles. The castles of Wales were not only built by the English as part of their conquest and control of the local population, many were built by the Welsh Princes themselves. Internal feuding between them led to weakness and made conquest that much easier. How many other places in the old British Empire fell for the exact same reason ? rjp

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Flags of the counties of England. Mine was Invicta, thr white horse rampant, for Kent. Growing up in the Weald of Kent I was a Kentish Maid rather than a Maid of Kent.

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