By Keith E. Morgan

The roots of Carmarthen, claimed to be the oldest city in Wales, return to the time of the Roman career based round advert seventy five while it used to be known as Moridunum, the civitas capital of the Celtic Demetae (Britons) tribe. it may possibly additionally declare to have one of many oldest theatres in kingdom with certainly one of in basic terms 3 surviving Roman amphitheatres in Wales. There are powerful Arthurian legends connecting Merlin the Wizard to Carmarthen, however it used to be the Normans who recognized the town’s strategic situation and equipped the 1st fortress right here in round 1094. Destroyed by means of the Welsh, defences have been built in 1223 making Carmarthen the 1st walled city in Wales, yet no longer sufficiently powerful adequate to avoid Owain Glyndwr sacking either city and chateau in 1405. the ultimate defences, the Bulwarks, have been outfitted to shield the city via the Royalist through the Civil warfare of the 1640s.

Carmarthen via Time deals the reader a true perception into the ways that the city to that end grew to prominence in the course of the 16th and 17th centuries as a enterprise centre for agriculture and linked trades, together with that of woollen manufacture. keep on with recognized historian Keith Morgan as he publications us during the eighteenth century, which observed Carmarthen input the industrialised age and have become an enormous port exporting coal, iron and tinplate during the global, correct modern whilst following regeneration, Carmarthen has develop into a wide company and buying centre for the county.

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