Castled!

Not a chess term – just a few lovely days checking out Welsh castles.  Here is a taster or two…

Hay on Wye

Hay on Wye

 

Raglan

Raglan

OK, so Hay on Wye is a bit of a cheat – but it has been jumping in and out of Wales for years! And the view of Raglan is from the back, rather than the front – famed for its ‘machicolations’ (*A machicolation – French, machicoulis – is a floor opening between the supporting corbels of a battlement, through which stones, or other objects, could be dropped on attackers at the base of a defensive wall.*…)
Don’t you just love a new word to describe castles? I added ‘slighted’ *archaic
raze or destroy (a fortification)*…to my list as well!
More anon….

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About apthomas

I love books, reading, writing, baking, chocolate, painting, sewing, people and fairtrade - not necessarily in that order. I am a lazy gardener - who loves the garden, and a lazy housewife who likes the place to be warm and welcoming. I live in beautiful Somerset. I am enslaved by Sherpa-the-cat. Saturday mornings find me 'playing shop' in the Honey Pot - a second hand bookshop, run from my garage, where along with the books you'll find fun, friendship and refreshments - all in a good cause.
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