Llewellyn the Welsh Braveheart

Llewellyn the Welsh Braveheart - © Lisa Shambrook

Llewellyn the Welsh Braveheart – © Lisa Shambrook

Taken with Samsung G600

General photoshop editing to remove children from castle wall behind sculpture and I added the spear head, as it’s out of shot in the original photo!

This stunning, stainless steel, 16ft monument, designed by Toby and Gideon Petersen of St Clears, was erected in Llandovery in the summer of 1998 to celebrate the memory of Welsh resistence fighter Llewellyn ap Gruffydd Fychan.

Llewellyn led Henry IV’s army astray and refused to betray the hiding place of Owain Glyndwr and the cause of Welsh freedom. Henry finally, exhausted by the wild-goose chase through Wales, had Llewellyn executed in Llandovery on 9th October 1401. Owain Glyndwr went on to gain strength and win the united support of the whole of Wales.

There you go a bit of history and a gorgeous sculpture! I adore this, both the picture and the history.

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