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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.
One dream brought the creation of Penarth Docks, helping end Bute's total control of the Welsh coal trade, while fury at the numbers in Cardiff dying daily of cholera forced construction of a life-saving sewage system.
This brought the first of the battles John Batchelor would have with authority - and authority meant the Marquis of Bute. The brothers applied for a place in the West Dock owned, inevitably, by Bute.
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.
'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.
Passion, Plants and Patronage, 300 Years of Bute Family Landscapes, by Robert and co-author Kristina Taylor, is an attempt to bring the Bute family - who fashioned Cardiff out of the wealth mined from the Welsh Valleys - to life.
The Fifth Marquess of Bute presented the PARK to the Cardiff council in 1947 and it is still owned and managed by the local authority.
But lots more research remains to be done." | Passion, Plants and Patronage: 300 Years of the Bute Family Landscapes by Kristina Taylor and Robert Peel is published by Artifice, priced PS19.95 HOW JOHN, THE ARCHITECTURE-LOVING 3RD MARQUESS OF BUTE, HELPED SHAPE CARDIFF WHEN John, 2nd Marquess of Bute, died in 1848, his six-month old son was reputed to be the richest infant in the world.