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Abergavenny Castle in Monmouthshire, Wales.
William de Braose, Baron of Abergavenny, invited all Chieftains of the Welsh to feast with him at Christmas.
Normans then locked the castle gates and slaughtered their guests where they stood. Knights thundered out of the castle, crossed the valleys, and murdered defenseless wives and children in their homes.
Word quickly spread of the treachery.
A few blamed the Sheriff of Herefordshire, some the Baron of Abergavenny; and still others, King Henry II of England. It was inevitable that, sooner or later, word would reach their sons and brothers fighting in the Second Crusade. Equally inevitable was the firestorm of retribution that swept down from the mountains to engulf the castle walls.
Abergavennys baptism in blood had only just begun..
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