Skulls Unearthed Opposite Hilton Hotel, Cardiff. (John F. Wake)

HANGED-WILLIAM-FLEMING-AND-LLEWELLY-BREN

When you are in St David’s 2 in Cardiff, stop a minute and think what may have happened beneath your feet.

Between where the Royal Arcade and old Frederick Street once stood there was a house. In that house were hung two men. Llewellyn Bren and William Fleming. (Their stories are historically interesting).

The first a Welsh warrior, the second a local landowner. Their skulls were dug up in Victorian times from the old church that used to stand roughly opposite the present Hilton Hotel towards the castle wall. The church was bigger than St Johns. Bren had been pardoned by the King, returned to Cardiff and was then hanged by Fleming. The King heard and hung Fleming in the same house. One man had a stone grave, the other wooden.  

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