Hungary celebrates legendary tale of Welsh bards’ slaughter

On Thursday, a special celebration of the life of the poet behind the “Bards of Wales” will be held in Budapest.

Montgomery Mayor Eric Fairbrother said the poem was a “great link” between the countries.

A Walesi Bardok, The Bards of Wales, tells of their legendary slaughter at a banquet in Montgomery Castle by King Edward 1st, after they refused to sing his praises as their conqueror.

“Local people know very little about it at all. In fact it is only recently that I have been spreading the word about it,” Mr Fairbrother told BBC Radio Wales’ Good Morning Wales programme, ahead of his visit to mark 200 years since Arany’s birth.

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