Y Llys

  • The Y Llys crew filming in Tretower Court and Castle

    The Y Llys crew filming in Tretower Court and Castle

  • The lady’s maid – Dawn Worsley © Boom Cymru

    The lady’s maid – Dawn Worsley © Boom Cymru

  • The court’s gateway © Boom Cymru

    The court’s gateway © Boom Cymru

  • The steward – Gwion Thorpe © Boom Cymru

    The steward – Gwion Thorpe © Boom Cymru

  • The Griffith family in the solar © Boom Cymru

    The Griffith family in the solar © Boom Cymru

  • Feast entertainment © Boom Cymru

    Feast entertainment © Boom Cymru

  • The court’s Peacocks © Boom Cymru

    The court’s Peacocks © Boom Cymru

In S4C's 2014 series Y Llys (The Court), 17 brave individuals left the comfort of their everyday lives and stepped back to Tudor times at Tretower Court, near Crickhowell in southern Powys.

The living history series turned the clock back to 1525 — the time of Henry VIII, when noblemen led decadent lives feasting, being entertained by poets and singers, hunting and jousting. In the Tudor Age it was common for the noblemen and their servants to live and eat together, and don’t forget this was before cutlery was invented!

Living in Y Llys meant dressing, working, eating and spending leisure time exactly as the Tudors would have done, with cameras following every step of the way.

Y Llys was a Boom Pictures Cymru production for S4C. Find out more about the series on the S4C website.