Bronllys is situated in Powys Mid Wales. It sits 6 miles north east of Brecon and 1 mile north west of Talgarth. It is most famous for its castle and tower whose ruins are still visible today. During the 1080s, Lord of Brecon Bernard de Neufmarche gave his followers sections of land in order for them to build their own manors and castles. It was not until the 13th century that Richard Fitz Pons erected the castle. After his son Walter took the name Clifford, the castle remained in the family's hands until 1311, when the last heir to the estate, Maud Giffard, passed away.
Afterwards, Bronllys fell into the hands of Rhys ap Hywel. His father, Hywel ap Meurig, was a good companion of high class families such as the Mortimers and the Bohuns, the Marcher Lords and also King Edward I. However, Rhys himself turned against the king and was imprisoned for a short time.....
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