Monastic Wales.

Display person:

Gruffudd ap Llywelyn , ruler in Wales

Died: 1244   

Illegitimate son of Llewelyn ab Iorwerth (the Great), he died whilst escaping from the Tower of London in 1244.

Four years later, in 1248, Gruffudd's body was taken for burial at Aberconwy.

Sites associated with this person

Aberconwy 1 Abbey, Conwy (Buried at the abbey)

Beddgelert Priory, Gwynedd (benefactor)

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Robinson, David M., The Cistercians in Wales: Architecture and Archaeology 1130-1540, Society of Antiquaries of London, Research Committee Report (London, 2006) p. 224

Web links (open in new window)

Tout, T. F., revised Carr, A. D., Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online - Gruffudd ap Llywelyn (View website)

Archival sources

Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Parker Library, 'Depiction of Gruffudd ap Llywelyn falling to his death from the Tower of London, St David's Day, 1', (Document), (View website)