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Pembrokeshire's Past

John Roobol

Publisher: The Conrad Press

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‘Pembrokeshire’s Past’ vividly and unforgettably brings to life the boisterous and turbulent history of this little-known Welsh peninsula jutting out into the Irish Sea. The book is a fascinating and unforgettable read. A great glacier overrode the mountains in the north and produced the blue stones of Stonehenge. Upper Palaeolithic mammoth hunters sheltered in limestone caves. As the climate warmed, Mesolithic people were followed by Neolithic people who left their spectacular stone burial chambers. Rising sea levels produced sunken forests around the coast. Bronze Age people left stone circles and burial mounds. Iron Age Celtic settlers left many hill forts. Turbulence followed with Roman, Irish, Viking and Norman invasions. The latter left the great stone castles. The Civil War was strongly contested. Lord Palmerston built many forts in the south. A great naval shipbuilding yard operated in Pembroke Dock. For beach walkers, the flora and fauna from the Amazon and Caribbean that wash ashore are described in all their remarkable and colourful detail.
Available since: 03/15/2024.

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