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By Alan Phillips

Wales, a small state, is suffering from the relics of warfare - Iron Age forts, Roman ruins, medieval castles and the coastal forts of the eighteenth and 19th centuries. the most important development of fortifications in Wales came about in the course of the reign of Edward I. They weren't merely outfitted to discourage an invader, yet to manage the common Welsh uprisings. the subsequent wave of buildings happened through the eighteenth and 19th centuries, whilst a couple of forts and gun emplacements have been outfitted, regularly in South Wales, to discourage a seaborne invasion. the 20th century brought a brand new mode of defence, particularly through the international wars, within the kind of pillboxes, tank traps and gun emplacements. a number of the airfields built have been the main obvious kind of defence and will be considered as the castles of the interval. This ebook seems to be at how Welsh castles secure Wales to make it what it really is today.

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