The object of this project is to provide information about historic buildings in the county of Pembrokeshire, with links to sub-projects for specific buildings as appropriate.
GENi profiles of people associated with those establishments can be linked to this project and/or to individual projects where they have been set up. in alphabetical order ❊ Indicates an available image in Gallery attached to the project Including Castles, Abbeys, Manor Houses, Mansions, Stately Homes, Country houses, Estate houses, Courts, Halls, Parks and other listed buildings of historic interest Bold links are to GENi projects and profiles; others are to external websites In 1284 King Edward I and Queen Eleanor of Castile visited the castle for the first time during a royal pilgrimage to St Davids. Four years later she borrowed a huge amount of money in those times to purchase the castle from the de Bohun family and loaned £407 (an extreme amount in those days) to fully rebuild the castle and complete its transition fully into stone.
A massive scale reconstruction took place, and it was completed a year later in 1290, shortly before she died, although it long became known as the "Queen's Castle at Haverford".
Today much of what remains is dated to Queen Eleanor's 1290 version, including the extensive curtain wall.
Minervois Vignerons have been dynamic in changing the perception of the world towards wine from the south of France, developing quality products and experimenting with both old and new grape varieties and techniques.
The ruined castle (chateau) at Minerve is a site attracting many visitors due to the ongoing interest in Catharism and the Albigensian Crusade.
Newly-acquired federal records and sources once close to the couple shed fresh light on who exactly Jillian Hollingshead is and how her relationship with her husband and life in the inner sanctum of the mafia unfolded: Jillian Hollingshead was born Jillian Archer and raised on the rugged Southside of Chicago.
Caunes is also in the Minervois, a designated wine growing region with AOC status but with an ancient heritage.
Jeff Hollingshead, 49, and a former lieutenant working directly under reputed Westside captain Albert (Albie the Falcon) Vena, is currently in prison facing 40 years on kidnapping and racketeering charges.
Half-Italian and half-German with a history in the trucking industry and as a seasoned strong-arm, Jeff is a first cousin to Vena’s alleged second-in-command, Christopher (Christy the Nose) Spina. Their cooperation and testimony in front of the grand jury spearheaded the July 2014 racketeering indictment of Vena’s No.
The name derives from the ancient regional capital of Minerve, some 20 km east of Caunes, itself named for the Roman Goddess Minerva.
The Romans came through here, settling and introducing vines & olives in the region.