Welsh history enthusiasts from Flintshire mark 765th anniversary of fall of Mold Castle
THREE Welsh history enthusiasts gathered to mark the 765th anniversary of the fall of Mold Castle.
On March 28, 1245, the fortress was captured by Welsh forces under the command of Dafydd II.
The fall of the castle happened during the two-year war between Dafydd and King Henry III of England and the capture of Mold was one of the Prince of Wales’s major victories.
Dafydd II was born in Bagillt circa 1215 and reigned from 1240-1246.
To mark the 765th anniversary of the fall of the castle Welsh amateur historian Steve Griffiths, from Hawarden, fellow enthusiast Andrew Burgess and ex-Mold town councillor Adam Phillips gathered at Bailey Hill, the former site of Mold Castle.