Monmouth was the medieval successor of nearby Caerleon, a major Roman fort and town. The priory church is famous as being the youthful home of 'Geoffrey of Monmouth,' a monk who became Bishop of St. Asaphs, but is most renowned for having written his 'History of the Kings of England' which gave us the life-story of King Arthur. The Normans built a castle there and fortified the town. It is the only places in the country to retain its gated bridge! King Henry V was born in the castle. The town's other well-known son was Hon. Charles Stewart Rolls, of Rolls-Royce fame.
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