Tredegar House was home to the Morgan family (later Lords Tredegar) for over 500 years. The Morgans were a very proud Welsh family, who claimed descent from the great Welsh princes. They were hugely influential on the political, social and economic life of Newport and surrounding counties. The Tredegar Estate once covered 53,000 acres in south-east Wales and was home to industrialists, fifteen High Sheriffs, 22 MPs, a military hero and happy family life. It has also known wild parties, lunacy and the occult. This guide to the history of the family and the house brings the history of Tredegar House to the present day. Containing floorplans and an extensive family tree, it tells the stories of the fascinating characters who built and lived in the house, both above and below stairs.