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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

The Story of Wales, Episode 3 - England and Wales

The third episode of the BBC Wales series ‘The Story of Wales’ looked at how Henry VII captured the English crown and established the Tudor dynasty. Several important buildings were featured in the programme such as Plas Penmynydd in Anglesey, one of the family seats of Henry VII; Gwydir Castle, rebuilt by Meredith ap Ieuan ap Robert following the Wars of the Roses (in which he was a leading supporter of King Henry VII), and Mathafarn in Mongomeryshire, owned by Dafydd Llwyd in 1485, when the Earl of Richmond (later to become King Henry VII) stayed there the night before the battle of Bosworth Field.

The next episode in the series will be: ‘Furnace of Change’ looking at how the Industrial Revolution and the copper and iron trades transformed Wales.

If you want to find out more about the sites covered, follow the links below:

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Finally, the Royal Commission's superbly illustrated book, Hidden Histories: Discovering the Heritage of Wales is an informative companion for anyone interested in the life and heritage of Wales and is now available for only £19.95 or alternatively only £17.95 for Friends of the Royal Commission with their special 10% discount.

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