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Butes

Dionysus drove him mad. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 48]
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He took on the mighty Marquis of Bute in his own backyard and changed the course of history.
As Batchelor's obituary observed in 1883: "The late Lord Bute was lord paramount in Cardiff and if anyone opposed his views he became an excluded member of society.
By being a Nonconformist and a Liberal, John Batchelor opposed Bute on two fundamental points, so was offered a place in the dock only as a yearly tenant, meaning he could be kicked out at any time.
After receiving thanks for what the Mayor considered "a gesture of truly royal nature", Lord Bute replied that "naturally he had certain regrets, but he felt great satisfaction in handing to the city the castle from which it sprang".
As the centuries-old Bute standard was lowered from the Norman keep and replaced with the city flag, press commentators devoted many column inches to the history of the castle as a monument of Cardiff's antiquity.
He was created Baron Cardiff in 1776 and 20 years later, Marquess of Bute.
But the BOOK is much more than the story of the Butes in Cardiff.
Passion, Plants and Patronage: 300 Years of the Bute Family Landscapes by Kristina Taylor and Robert Peel is published by Artifice, priced PS19.
Bute family, who helped make Cardiff the city we know today.
There was also a big children's party every year, right until the Butes left the castle in the 1940s.
The Butes were popular and a good family to work for.
The castle at this time of year is a magical place and we try to evoke Christmas as it would have been when Cardiff Castle was the home of the Bute family.