National Eisteddfod chair, Birkenhead, 1878.

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In collaboration with Sioned Williams of St Fagan's museum he has charted the history of these chairs from their medieval origins, through their heyday in Victorian times, right up to the 21st century.

The Bardic Chair/ Y Gadair Farddol, with bilingual text by Richard Bebb and Dr Sioned Williams, published by Saer Books  (ISBN 978-0-9553773-3-4, 250 illus, 240  pages, hardback) is available to ATG  readers at £25 (delivery free).

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