What ties the criminal justice system in ancient Wales to some of our oldest local pubs? ⚖️🍺🏴.
I have made a 10-minute video (the link is below) in which I look at crime and punishment in Caerphilly in the mediaeval period, in Cardiff in the Tudor period and Abergavenny in the Stuart period. I investigate how much things have changed and also how many traditions and even expressions have survived.
In this video we visit some familiar places;
▶️the Tafan-Y-Cwrt in Caerphilly,
▶️the Skirrid Inn in Llanvihangel Crucorney,
▶️Death Junction in Roath in Cardiff,
▶️the original site of Cardiff Gaol and town hall
▶️and the current site of Cardiff Prison.
We talk about;
▶️the Magna Carta,
▶️medieval trials by ordeal,
▶️the Bloody Assizes
▶️and public execution.
All in all, a whirl wind tour of what faced criminals in South Wales in the olden days, and how much of it you can still see by popping down to your local pub or even things you might hear or say down the local pub.
Watch the video in full on YouTube 🎬
Here’s the link ⬇️