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Powis Castle; Painting & History

A Welsh Prince built Powis Castle in the thirteenth century. Following the end of the Welsh Wars (1282) and for his loyalty to Edward I, the King permitted Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn to begin building Powis Castle circa 1283.  Lord Powis (Edward Grey) took possession of the whole castle In the 1530s, and started the process of re-building it. In 1578, Powis Castle was leased to Sir Edward Herbert, 2nd son of the Earl of Pembroke and Anne Parr (sister to Catherine Parr, the sixth wife of King Henry VIII). In 1587, he purchased the whole castle and estate outright. From then onwards generations of Herberts transformed Powis from a fortress into a manor house – a beautiful and comfortable home. Each...

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