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.Sign in to read more
Mary-Ann Constantine works on eighteenth-century Welsh literature and leads the Curious Travellers project at the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies: http://curioustravellers.ac.uk/en/. Her novel, Star-Shot (Seren, 2015), is set in a troubled space around Cardiff Castle.