Tretower Court and Castle Pamphlet Guide (Welsh)
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Tretower is particularly interesting because the site clearly shows the movement from defensive castles to luxury homes following the changing tastes of gentry families between 1300 and 1700. The story reflects the relative peace which came to the Marches after the troubled years of the Middle Ages.

The final record of the castle's use for a military purpose comes during the wars of Owain Glyndŵr but, within less than half a century after the end of Glyndŵr's rebellion, with the site now owned by the family of Raglan Castle, there had been another major change. The half-brother of the owner, Sir Rhosier Fychan, set about building a luxury mansion to match his status as the most prominent Welsh commoner. This was the period when Tretower Court was at the height of its fame as an esteemed sponsor of poets, especially by Sir Rhosier's son, Sir Thomas Vaughan (as the English form of the name became more commonly known then). Bards such as Dafydd Epynt, Huw Cae Llwyd and Nant have sung the family's praises but the most famous was Lewis Glyn Cothi, one of the great poets of the nobility.

One of Wales's most famous manuscripts, the Red Book of Hergest, had been at Tretower during this period, as Lewis has added two 'awdlau' to it, both praising Sir Thomas and his three sons. As for the building, this too was its golden age.

Item Details
Product Code: CPC00038

Published 2016 / 8 pages / ISBN 978-1-8576-360-6

Size 150mm (w) x 210mm (h) Welsh language

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