Llewelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan

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Lesley Rigby on January 31, 2010

A 16-foot (4.9 m) high stainless steel statue to Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan was unveiled in 2001 on the north side of Llandovery Castle, overlooking the place of his execution six hundred years earlier. He had led the army of King Henry IV on 'a wild goose chase' under the pretence of leading them to a secret rebel camp and an ambush of Glyndŵr's forces. King Henry lost patience with him, exposed the charade and had him half hanged, disemboweled in front of his own eyes, beheaded and quartered - the quarters salted and dispatched to other Welsh towns for public display.

The statue won a national competition to choose a suitable design, the winner being that of Toby and Gideon Petersen

John de Crom on February 1, 2010

Very nice photo Lesley.

Lesley Rigby on February 1, 2010

Thank you John! Compliments are lovely :-))) Lesley

cindy555 on February 8, 2010

Wow Lesley what a story behind this that is awful, glad I didn't live in those days, very interesting reading, I went to see Cliff Richards and the Shadows last night great concert, Hank Marvin lives in Perth has been here for a long time...Cheers Marion

Lesley Rigby on February 8, 2010

Hi Marion, I'm really glad you enjoyed the concert. I was going to ask you about it if there was no mention from you. I had to play my Cliff CD after you mentioning his name, but you don't really admit to things like that these days in the U.K. I'm afraid he seems to be a bit of a joke :-))

Really glad you read the write up on the above. It goes beyond the imagination. It makes today's atrocities appear mild. Must get on - Tilly minding today :-))) Lesley

TonyWalker Studio4t1 on June 15, 2010

WOW Stunning Lesley Rigby

Lesley Rigby on June 15, 2010

Hi Tone you're saying all of the right things and Lesley is flattered! Thank you!! :-))))

Best wishes to the south of England, L

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  • Uploaded on January 31, 2010
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    by Lesley Rigby
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot G9
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 18.89mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.513
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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