Tradition also asserts, according to the 12th century chronicler, Geoffrey of Monmouth, that it was in Tong Castle that Vortigern met Rowena, Hengest's daughter, and became so enamoured of her as to resign his kingdom to her father In the time of Richard II.
The story of Vortigern and Rowena takes its final form in the Historia Britonum; and Merlin makes his first appearance in the prelude to the Arthur legend.
Rowena slipped into her nightdress, and tried to sneak a glance at David to see if she had caught his attention.
But, wonders Rowena Hoseason, have they ever ridden one?
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