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Brecknock Castle f92

Brecknock Castle f92

Artist: Blore, Edward

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Additional MS 42023

Item number: f92

Length: 18.1

Width: 25.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of Brecknock Castle, now more commonly known as Brecon Castle in Wales. The castle is situated on the River Usk near its confluence with the Rivers Hoddu and Tarell. Brecon takes its name from the Welsh word for the area, Brycheiniog, after a 5th century Welsh prince. In 1092 a Norman motte castle that was built here. It guarded the main road across Southern Wales from London to the coast. In the 12th century a polygonal shell enclosure was built on the mound and later on a hall and tower were added. It was held by both the Welsh and English. When the Welsh revolted under Owen Glyndwr, they failed to capture the castle in c.1404.

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