Sir Joseph Bradney was a historian, genealogist and writer, active in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. He was born on 11 January 1859 and educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge, England. Bradney is credited with creating the park and garden at Talycoed Court, Monmouthshire, Wales in the late-19th century. In 1904 the first part of his 12 volume, unfinished, History of Monmouthshire was published. After its success several other books, articles and editions followed. Bradney served his country in a variery of military and governmental roles and was a member of several scholarly societies including the Court and Council of the National Library, the Court of the National Museum of Wales, the Royal Commission on Ancient Monuments in Wales and the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem. Bradney died on 21 July 1933.
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