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Tregaron town square, Ceredigion
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Twm Sion Cati is a popular Welsh hero similar to Robin Hood, known for robbing the rich, tricking the unscrupulous and for his kindness to the poor. Late in life Twm married a widowed heiress, he was appointed Justice of the Peace and became a respectable historian and genealogist.
Tales about him vary on details, but he is usually said to have been born in or very near to Tregaron, in or around 1530.
He was supposedly a Protestant by faith at a time when Mary I of England, a Catholic monarch, ruled and he had to gain an income as best he could, choosing robbery as his trade as his religion had him marked out as a rebel that could not rely on any advantage or protection from others.
As a young man he fled to Geneva in 1557 to escape the law. After the accession of the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I, he was able to obtain a pardon for his thievery, enabling his return to Wales in 1559.
Twm was active in west Wales, with forays into England, in the late sixteenth century. Stories centre on his tricks, with which he outwitted law-abiding people and criminals alike.
A wood carving of Twm Sion Cati is sited in Tregaron town square.
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