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1282 – The last native Prince of Wales is killed

11 December

The Battle of Orewin Bridge was fought between an English force (led by the Marcher Lords) and the Welsh army of  Llywelyn ap Gruffudd on this day in 1282 near Builth Wells in mid-Wales. It was a decisive defeat for the Welsh as their army was destroyed and their leader, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (Prince of Wales) was killed, and this effectively ended the independence of Wales.

 

1400 – Owain Glyndŵr claims title ‘Prince of Wales’

16 September – On this day

Owain Glyndŵr was a Welsh ruler and the last native Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales, when followers declared him thus, on this day in 1400. He instigated a fierce and long-running but ultimately unsuccessful revolt against the English rule of Wales. Continue reading “1400 – Owain Glyndŵr claims title ‘Prince of Wales’”

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