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Birthplace of a King: Pembroke Castle

24 days ago   |   By Royal Central

Towering above the Pembroke River in Wales sits a medieval fortress where one of history's most game-changing kings was born. As we mark the 563rd anniversary of Henry VII's birth on 28 January, let's take a look at his birthplace.
Situated in the Welsh town of the same name, Pembroke Castle's fascinating history began around 1093 when Arnulf de Montgomery built a fairly basic Norman fort of earth and timber.
In 1189, William Marshal became Earl of Pembroke, and the castle passed into his hands, with the property serving as the seat of the Earls of Pembroke (today the castle is no longer...
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