Today I visited a lovely place called Old Beaupre Castle, in the Vale of Glamorgan. Substantial remains of a castle largely built in 14th to 16th centuries. Once owned by the Mansels and later on the Bassets.
Richard Basset supported King Charles 1st during the English Civil War. After the kings defeat he was forced to pay a hefty fine, which created such a financial strain that he abandoned Beaupre castle in favour of a modest home elsewhere.