Gwenllian of Wales

Princess Gwenllian’s memorial plaque vandalised

A memorial plaque to Princess Gwenllian, daughter and only child of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Prince of Wales and Eleanor de Montfort, has been found vandalised several weeks after it went missing. Princess Gwenllian’s mother died giving birth to her, and her father was killed in battle not much later. Gwenllian was imprisoned for life in the [read more]

Eleanor de Montfort

The Imprisonment of Gwenllian of Wales

Gwenllian of Wales has perhaps one of the most tragic stories I have read in awhile. She was born in Abergwyngregyn, near Bangor in Gwynedd in June 1282. She was the only child of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Prince of Wales and Eleanor de Montfort. Eleanor was the daughter of Simon de Montfort and Eleanor of [read more]