Lord Rhys - Saviour of the Deheubarth by Aled O Richards
The Normans didn’t like him because he burnt their castles and took their land - which were his in the first place.
The King of England was a little suspicious of him, so to be on the safe side made him his friend.
The monks and bishops respected him because he gave them land to build brand new monasteries.
And the poets and musicians adored him because he held a great Eisteddfod to show off their talents - and his grand new stone castle.
Meet the fierce fighter - Lord Rhys, in an interactive performance aimed at children aged 6 - 11. Learn more about the first Welshman to build a stone castle, and to hold the first ever Eisteddfod in 1176.