embroke Castle is built on a promontory that extends out into the Pembroke RIver and is protected on three sides by steep cliffs, In 1093 Ranulph (Roger) de Montgomery built a fort on the site probably from just wood. Under the ownership of William Marshall the castle was rebuilt in stone which included the construction of a huge round tower keep some 80 feet in height.
After the death of Edmund Tudor, his brother, Jasper Tudor Earl of Pembroke, moved Margaret Beaufort to Pembroke Castle. Margaret was the wife of Edmund Tudor and expecting their first child, Henry Tudor, the future King of England. ¹
The future king of England, Henry VII, was born at Pembroke Castle. His father was Edmund Tudor who had died a couple of months before the birth and his mother was Margaret Beaufort who was directly descended from Edward III.
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Selection of references used:
1. John Kinross, Discovering Castles in England and Wales
2. Neville Williams, Henry VII
3. Paul Murray Kendall, Richard The Third, ISBN:ISBN-0-04-942048-8