Always lovely! The 13th century ruins of Tintagel Castle, overlooking the ocean in Cornwall, England. Excavations demonstrated that this was a fortified home of the ruler of Cornwall in about 500AD. The largest fortified site of the ‘Arthurian’ period, it contained unprecedented remains of luxury goods from the Eastern Roman Empire. In 1998, a slate engraved with the name ‘Artognou’ and other names from the legends was discovered there.
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