Must See Castles in Wales

Castles were introduced to the United Kingdom c.1066 CE when the Normans invaded. Although few castles had been built before this time, it was not until the Normans that the motte and bailey, and ringworks castles were built in large numbers. These played an important role in military, economic and social control. [google-map-v3 shortcodeid=”f311c683f6″ width=”350″…

Roman Camps

Castra are plots of land or buildings which were used as fortified military camps throughout Ancient Rome. They could be permanent or temporary structures. Castra were designed to make it easy for soldiers to have access to surrounding walls quickly if the need arose. A large ditch was built around the outside which would serve…

Roman Amphitheatres in the UK

When people think of great Roman amphitheaters, they tend to think of the Colosseum (the most well-known and world-renowned of them all), if they know that the Colosseum is in fact an amphitheater at all. The truth is that more Roman Amphitheaters exist outside of Italy including France, Greece, northern Africa and England. There are…