Gruffudd ap Llywelyn , ruler in Wales
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)
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)
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)