In 1306, nine witnesses were interrogated about events they had seen in Swansea, around seventeen years previously. The Welshman, William Cragh, had been hanged by William de Briouze, Lord of Gower, and – apparently – miraculously restored to life.
The ‘City Witness’ research project uses these medieval testimonies, as well as other documentary and archaeological evidence, to explore questions of place and perspective in medieval Swansea. It experiments with new ways of witnessing the medieval town, and aims to make medieval Swansea and its rich cultural heritage visible today.
Swansea’s hanged man and other texts
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