‘A Magnificent Badge of our Subjection’? Castle Tourism and the Histories of Wales

From Planet 231

by Mary-Ann Constantine

Mary-Ann Constantine traces how representations of Wales’s castles have revealed painfully contested ideas about Welsh history, from eighteenth-century watercolours to 2017’s infamous ‘Iron Ring’. She argues that ultimately what is at stake is ownership of both the past and the land, highlighting the enduring power of the Crown Estate in Wales.

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