Cold War Warrior

Cold War Warrior

Posted on 07/03/2014


Photo taken on June 25, 2014



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Builth Wells
Llewellyn ap Gruffydd


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Llewellyn Mural, High Street, Builth Wells, Powys 25 June 2014

Llewellyn Mural, High Street, Builth Wells, Powys 25 June 2014
A 40 square foot mural unveiled in 2003, depicting the final days of Prince Llewellyn ap Gruffydd before he was captured by English troops and killed near Builth Wells in 1282. Pursued by the English he sought refuge in Builth Castle but was turned away. The mural also shows the blacksmith Red Madoc who is said to have reversed the shoes on Llewellyn's horse in an attempt to help him fool his pursuers. Many regard his death as the end of aspirations for Welsh nationhood

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Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath
Thank you for all the info here. WE go down to Cardiff fairly regularly, passing through Builth, and I have often wondered what this mural is about. :)
2 years ago.
Cold War Warrior
Cold War Warrior
Glad to be of help.
2 years ago.