The Splendour falls: the first conquerors

United Kingdom, 1975

Film
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The story of 500 years of castles in Wales - the most castled part of Britain. From earth fortification, scientific Roman forts, the Dark Ages, King Arthur to the true castlemakers, the Norman invaders who began with “wooden” castles. Includes animation, prints, engravings and tapestries. Narrated and written by Wynford Vaughan-Thomas.

Credits

producer/director

John Mead

production company

HTV Cymru, Wales

Language

English

Duration

00:27:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

28824

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Wales

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Wales - Description and travel

Crafts & Visual Arts → Architecture - Great Britain

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Historical films

History → Castles

History → Castles - History

History → Great Britain - Antiquities

History → Great Britain - History

History → Historic buildings - Great Britain

History → History

History → Middle Ages

History → Wales - History

Places → Wales

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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