Saturday, September 05, 2009

Last true Welsh prince buried under pub?

THE headless corpse of Wales' last native prince may well be buried under a pub on a Cardiff council estate, according to a Welsh historical society.

The final resting place of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd - also known as Ein Llyw Olaf ("Our Last Leader") - has remained a mystery since he was slain in a Mid Wales ambush in 1282 as he spearheaded a rebellion against Edward I.

But members of the Abbey Cwmhir Heritage Trust have resurrected long-standing rumours that he was buried at Llanrumney Hall in the capital.

In the 13th century the site would have been a monastic grange. In later years it would become the home of notorious pirate Sir Henry Morgan, but nowadays it is the site of a reputedly haunted pub on the Llanrumney housing estate.
I've never been to Llanrumney Hall, though I went to school nearby.

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