National Geographic : 1933 Apr
Photograph by Ewing Galloway "WATCH OUT FOR BOILING WATER AND MOLTEN LEAD!" The Monmouth visitor feels time roll back to the 13th century when he views this gateway in the center ofthebridge, which was furnished with portcullis, eyelets for archers, and apertures for pouring liquid on the heads of enemies. Little remains ofthe castle where "Harry ofMonmouth," future hero of Agincourt, was born. Another famous son was Geoffrey of Monmouth, whose "history" was mostly folklore, butsuch splendid folklore that it threads through many gems of English literature.