Penhow Castle, fully restored, was, at first, a medieval keep. Then a hall block was added in the 15th century, and later a Stuart manor home. There are a 13th century curtain wall and a 12th century keep tower and ramparts on view. Rooms on the audio tour include the Norman bedroom, a 15th century great hall, a minstrels' gallery, a Tudor moat room, a Charles II panelled dining room, an 18th century kitchen and a Victorian housekeeper's room. Penhow,
Wales, NP26 3AA
This imposing mansion is one of the most historically important 17th century houses in Britain, home of the Morgan family for over 500 years. The Morgans came to south Wales in the early 15th century, and within 100 years had amassed enough money to build a sizeable country house at Tredegar. The south-west wing of the current building is all that remains of this 16th century mansion. By the late 17th century the family was doing well enough to enlarge the house several times, but that extravagance was nothing compared to what was to come. Duffryn,
Wales, NP10 8YW
An early 17th century house featuring elegant interiors, with richly panelled rooms and soaring staircases. The house is set on a rise, and offers superb views over the surrounding beautiful countryside. The main stair is of particular interest. It was described by a visitor in 1787 as 'unrivalled in the Kingdom'. Wonastow,
Wales, NP25 4DL
The Dragon Hotel is an historic 17th century family run former Coaching Inn, set in the quiet village-sized town of Montgomery, in the stunning countryside of the beautiful rolling landscape that is The Welsh Marches … more >>
A Danish force under Ivar defeated and killed Edmund, king of the East Angles, at Hoxne, Suffolk. Edmund was later sanctified as St Edmund. His death is a frequent theme in medieval wall paintings, where he is represented tied to a stake, while Danish archers shoot at him.