St Crispins Day (October 25th) marks the 600th Anniversary of the battle of Agincourt, and Abergavenny has a key place in this significant battle against the French.
Many of the Welsh Archers who played such a significant part in the battle came from this area. Buried in St Mary’s Priory is Sir William ap Thomas who fought at the battle. He is buried alongside Glwayds his wife, whose father Dafydd Gam and first husband died in the battle.
They will be remembered at a Special Service at St Mary’s Priory on October 25th at 6pm when the Lord Lieutenant ‘s cadets will lay wreaths on their tombs. The wreaths will have been blessed earlier that day at a service at Brecon Cathedral.
The Dean of Llandaff will preach at the service, which will be attend by local historians and civic leaders, as well as members of the public.