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Huw B Started conversation Sep 17, 2000
On this day in 1282 the last indigeneous prince of Wales, Llywelyn the Second, was killed at Cilmeri near Builth Wells in Powys. He and two other riders were crossing the hills for reasons not known to history when they came across a larger group of English soldiers who killed them. Some suggest that the event was not an accident but in fact a trap.
His head was taken to London and was paraded around the streets with a crown of ivy on it, as it had been predicted that he would one day ride through the streets of London with a crwon on his head. It is traditional to wear a piece of ivy on his day, although few people actually commemorate this day in Wales.
He is generally referred to as "Llywelyn Ein Llyw Olaf" - Llywelyn Our Last Leader.
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