A palace belonging to one of Richard’s ancestors

The palace was at Garth Celyn (Clwyd) and the ancestor in question was Llewellyn (Fawr) ab Iorweth, whose daughter Gwladys Dhu married Ralph de Mortimer of Wigmore. So, despite the recently highlighted doubts about the other contender at Bosworth, Richard at least was of royal Welsh descent. Here is Paul Martin Remfry’s article in full:… Continue reading A palace belonging to one of Richard’s ancestors

On Harold II and others

I would recommend Mercedes Rochelle’s post here http://mercedesrochelle.com/wordpress/?p=719 : a discussion of Harold II’s possible remains. Just to emphasise a few points: 1) “forensic evidence in the 1950s was not exacting” – it wasn’t in the 1930s either, as we know. 2) Richard III is unquestionably the template for such cases. First, find your location.… Continue reading On Harold II and others

A ‘Welsh’ Dynasty and Wales

Some people who are fond of Wales are also fond of the dynasty founded by Henry VII because they perceive it as ‘Welsh’. They tend to overlook that Edward IV and Richard III were descended from a real Welsh Prince, Llywelyn ap Iorwerth. This was recognised at the time by Welsh commentators in the case… Continue reading A ‘Welsh’ Dynasty and Wales