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Wales Photos

A few photos, taken by my brother-in-law, from my holiday in north Wales last year 







      

This is Dolwythellan Castle, built by Llewellyn the Great. The ruin on the right is the bit built by Edward I which hasn't lasted. Good!


             

Conwy Castle, built by Edward I. If it's possible to hate someone who's been dead 700 years, I hate Edward I for what he did to the Welsh and Scots.


          

Mountains near Snowdon.                             The Llandudno pier

                                                                                                   
                                                                                                      


 

 

 

 

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avictoriangirl
Jun. 16th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
Great pictures, thanks for sharing! Sorry, but I think Conwy Castle is cool, even if it was built by Edward I. ;)
karen9
Jun. 17th, 2009 12:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

I did find Conwy Castle fascinating despite Edward I!

We spent a couple of hours there and climbed the towers. My brother-in-law took stacks more photos.
lady_swithin
Jul. 24th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
Nice photos! I wonder how many Norman soldiers fell RoS-style off those battlements? ;)

My hubby's Scottish...

Do you know, there still exists a law in England in which it's okay to kill a Scotsman within the walls of York, as long as he's carrying a bow and arrow?
karen9
Jul. 25th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC)
Lots and lots of Normans, I hope!

The Scots were lucky Edward I died before Bannockburn. He was close to destroying the Scots as he did to the Welsh. I saw a book on Edward I the other day in a shop. I very childishly wanted to throw it on the ground and jump on it!

How weird that such a law still survives! Also peculiar in that the Scots didn't go in for bows much. Did that mean that they could come in otherwise armed to the teeth with knives, swords and pikes?
lady_swithin
Jul. 25th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure, but England still has quite a number of archaic laws, including a law which states that a pregnant woman needing to visit the ladies room is lawfully allowed to relieve herself anywhere - including in a policeman's helmet!!!
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