South Glamorgan - Wales
In 1081 the Norman baron, Robert fitzHamon built a motte and bailey castle within
the confines of a Roman fort.
By 1121 Robert ‘the Consul’, one of King Henry I many bastard sons, rebuilt the keep in stone,
making it a twelve sided shell keep.
About 1125 Henry had his older brother, Duke Robert II of Normandy, close friend of
was imprisoned here where he remained for the rest of his life.
The keep’s stone gatehouse was added in the 15th century.
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