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Historian and Author Lise Hull

  Creator of the Castes of Britain Web Site

...and contributing editor to the Castles of Wales web site

In the beginning there was only one - only one person willing to put their professional reputation on the line by contributing to a new, unproven project called The Castles of Wales web site. That person was Lise Hull, owner of Castles of Britain web site, a British castle information and research service. Her contributions and support for this project in its early days were instrumental in the site's success, and many of her essays and articles found here remain among the site's most popular pages.

Jeffrey L. Thomas


From the Castles of Britain Web site:

An avid traveler, Lise Hull is a freelance historian and writer, with a Masters Degree in Historic Preservation. She previously obtained a BA in anthropology, minoring in archaeology, and spent almost three years studying archaeology at Indiana University prior to switching into the preservation program. Lise has lived in Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion Wales for several years, traveled over 50,000 miles throughout Britain, and has studied castles and medieval Britain for sixteen years. She often returns to Great Britain for research, and has just completed her master's dissertation in Heritage Studies in the Department of History and Welsh History at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Lise is the Wales Correspondent and a writer for Museums Journal, the publication of the Museums Association, based in London. In addition, she writes the "Wales, Off the Beaten Track" column for Ninnau, the North American Welsh newspaper, and is the UK Correspondent for Renaissance Magazine while also writing their castle lore. She has just joined Beyond Infinity as their Earth Energies writer. She has been the Wales Web Guide and Active Travel Web Guide for About.com and the E-Dreams Web Guide for Historic Travel in the UK.

In addition, Lise's work has appeared in History Today, Everton's Genealogical Helper, Pembrokeshire Life, Activity Wales, Scottish Journal, FACES, Scottish Islands Explorer, US Scots, Oregon Coast, Eye on the Web, Army Times, Right Road, Western World, Power Trips, Discovery Travel Online, and Military Lifestyle.com. She was the research consultant for the New York Times regarding Warwick Castle and has completed a book on Scotland for students.

Her published books include:

  • Countries of the World: Scotland, published by Times Media in 2000.
  • Guide to Studying in the UK for international students, published 2004.
  • Castles and Bishops Palaces of Pembrokeshire, published by Logaston Press in 2005.
  • Great Castles of Britain and Ireland, published by New Holland Publishers, September 1, 2005.
  • Tracing Your Family Roots: The Complete Problem Solver, published by Collins & Brown, September 22, 2005.
  • Britain’s Medieval Castles, published by Greenwood Publishers, 2006.
  • Castles of Glamorgan, published by Logaston Press, 2007.
  • Interpreting the Castle Ruins of England and Wales, published by McFarland, 2009.

Her award-winning "Castles of Britain" website has been recognized internationally by various publications and websites. She has also contributed articles to the Castles of Wales website. She welcomes any and all questions concerning the castles of Britain, and invites people to visit her web site or contact her directly via e-mail at: castlesu@aol.com.

Below is a list if the essays that Ms Hull has kindly contributed to the Castles of Wales web site.

The Welsh Marches Native Welsh Castles The Welsh D-Tower Visiting A Castle Building a stone fortress
Manorbier Castle Castell Carreg Cennen Longtown Castle Llansteffan Castle Nevern Castle
Ogmore Castle Castell y Bere Ewloe Castle Loughor Castle Flint Castle
Criccieth Castle Coity Castle Llandovery Castle Hawarden Castle Dolbadarn Castle
Builth Castle Bronllys Castle Llawhaden Castle Clun Castle Denbigh Castle
Caldicot Castle Castell Dinas Bran Cardiff Castle

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