Owain‘s training as a lawyer certainly did not stop him from pursuing a military career. in 1384 he is found undertaking garrison duty at Berwick in the retinue of the Flintshire knight Sir Gregory Sais. Sais was a renowned knight, with extensive combat experience in France, particularly Gascony. (He is also a good example of… Continue reading ‘Great magician, damned Glendower'(Part 2.)
Michael Portillo’s Great Coastal Railway Journeys and Pembroke Castle
I have enjoyed watching Michael Portillo’s Great Railway Journeys particularly the programmes that have shown him travelling along the coast of South Wales. He stopped off in places that I know well in Glamorgan, also in places that my ancestors hailed from in Carmarthenshire. However, one programme ended up in Pembroke and I must… Continue reading Michael Portillo’s Great Coastal Railway Journeys and Pembroke Castle
Tenby house with a dubious Tudor record….
Well, Tenby is beautiful, and a old house with a view over its harbour must be very desirable, see this site, but I fear that this time my pennies will be staying in my piggy bank. Shell out for the privilege of owning the house from which that miserable skinflint Henry Tudor escaped and, apparently,… Continue reading Tenby house with a dubious Tudor record….
Henry Tudor lurked in a Tenby cellar….?
Um, 14-year-old Henry Tudor hid in a Tenby cellar under what is now Boots? While fleeing the future Richard III? I don’t know how that is right. When Tudor fled the country, Edward IV was the king, and as far as I know, Richard did not go hurtling off to Tenby, even with his bucket… Continue reading Henry Tudor lurked in a Tenby cellar….?