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List of Castles, Parks and Forests in Radnor, Brecknock, Cardigan and Caermarthen

List of Castles, Parks and Forests in Radnor, Brecknock, Cardigan and Caermarthen

Author: William Cecil, Lord Burghley

Medium: Ink on parchment

Date: 1595

Shelfmark: Royal MS. 18. D.III

Item number: f.108

Length: 40

Width: 26.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

This is a page from an atlas that belonged to William Cecil Lord Burghley, Elizabeth I’s Secretary of State. Burghley used this atlas to illustrate domestic matters. It is a list of castles, parks and forests for Radnor, Brecknock, Cardigan and Caermarthen. Knowledge of this sort was important from a military point of view as castles provided an opportunity for defence or attack, parks provided a place for troops to camp and rest and forests to hide, or cause an obstruction on route. This list accompanies a map of the area.

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