|Alex Powell and Christian Donovan (centre) with some of the P&M Local History Society Committee|
We began our Winter Talks programme on Saturday October 7th at Pembroke Town Hall with a talk by Carew Castle Discovery Guides Alex Powell and Christian Donovan 'Carew Castle and Sir Rhys ap Thomas: the man who killed Richard III'.
Between them, the ladies gave a detailed presentation of the life of Sir Rhys and his relationship with Henry Tudor - his support was crucial to Henry's victory at Bosworth and it is believed that it was he who delivered the death blow.
Rhys remained a close ally and trusted friend to Henry and, in recognition for his loyalty, he was made a Knight of the Garter in 1505. To celebrate this honour Sir Rhys held a great tournament at Carew Castle in April 1507, the last tournament to be held in this country.