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Published by HMSO. in Cardiff .
Written in English

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Text in English and Welsh.

Statementprepared by the Welsh Office.
SeriesOfficial handbook / Welsh Office
ContributionsGreat Britain. Welsh Office.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14397039M

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  Raglan Castle, Gwent, South Wales, 2 June Built by Sir William ap Thomas, of minor Welsh gentry, in the 's & 's, his son, also William, dropped the ap Thomas and became William Herbert. He fought in France the Hundred Years War and supported the Yorkists in the Wars of the Roses. He became the first Welshman to join the English Nobility, being made Earl of Pembroke Views: K.   Drawbridge connecting the Great Tower at Raglan Castle to the rest of the castle. ©Paul Barker/Country Life Among the charms of the place is the hexagonal Great Tower — also called the Twr Melyn Gwent — which rises five storeys from a separate moat, and the machicolations. Raglan Castle (Welsh: Castell Rhaglan) is a late medieval castle located just north of the village of Raglan in the county of Monmouthshire in south east Wales. The modern castle dates from between the 15th and early 17th centuries, when the successive ruling families of the Herberts and the Somersets created a luxurious, fortified castle, complete with a large hexagonal keep, known as the. Raglan Castle is one of the last true castles to be built in Wales. Its construction began in the s by Sir William ap Thomas, the Blue Knight of Gwent who fought at the Battle of Agincourt with King Henry V in He was responsible for building the Great Tower at Raglan, which became known as the Yellow Tower of Gwent.