Subject: John Dowland (1563 – 1626)
Date: Fri, 8 May 2009 15:42:00 EDT
There is a galliard by John Dowland on youtube, “The Frog Galliard”, and also “Sir John Smith – His Almain”. Sometimes at Tretower Court there are evenings of Tudor music and dance in traditional costume. Joan Havard was married into this Vaughan family in Tudor times as in Kerry’s excellent biography on _www.aias.us_ (http://www.aias.us) . The Vaughans trace ancestry back to Sir Llewelyn Gam knighted on the field at Agincourt, and Tretower Court’s Norman part was originally built by Sir Miles Pickard, a fellow Norman knight of Sir Walter Havard, who was given the Lordship of Pontgwilym. Tretower Court is on google in all detail.