The Battle of Crogen

This week we visited a local battle site relating to Henry II's campaign in Wales in the 12th century. 

The spot marks the location of The Battle of Crogen. I recorded as much as I could in photos to tell the tale as per the interpretation boards which had such great information however the main purpose of our visit was to see the oak tree that marks the location that the Welsh buried the English dead after a crushing defeat. 

The oak would certainly have been present at the time, forming part of what was the Ceriog Forest, and is a truly amazing specimen. (Click on individual images to enlarge.)


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