A Company of Forts: A Guide to the Medieval Castles of West Wales
The old county of Dyfed, now Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Cardiganshire, abounds with reminders of the turbulent medieval past - castles grace the landscape. This edition provides a comprehensive guide to over 40 castles of this area, large and small, including fortified manor-houses.
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