Battle of Maes Gwenllian, Kidwelly, Wales.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 44.338 W 004° 18.364
30U E 409819 N 5732813
Quick Description: Gwenllian of Cydweli, who died in 1136 A.D. leading an army against the Normans (English) in what is now called the Battle of Maes Gwenllian, at Kidwelly Castle, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/1/2012 1:43:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMDE4N
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
Kidwelly Castle (Welsh: 'Castell Cydweli') is a Norman castle overlooking the river Gwendraeth and the town of Kidwelly.

KIDWELLY was originally the name of the district which included part of the coastlands lying between the estuaries of the Towy and the Loughor. During the rising which followed the death of King Henry I, the Battle of Maes Gwenllian was fought a short distance away from the castle (1136). (The Battle was for Kidwelly district & Castle)

"Gwenllian, wife of Gruffydd ap Rhys, marched against the town and castle of Kidwelly. A little north of the town she was met by Maurice of London, now lord of the district, and totally routed; she and her young son Morgan were slain and another son, Maelgwyn, taken prisoner. Patriotism has lovingly preserved her memory in the name, still borne by the battlefield, of Maes Gwenllian".

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Name of Battle:
Battle of Maes Gwenllian.

Name of War: The Welsh Revolt of 1136 A.D.

Entrance Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Date(s) of Battle (Beginning): 1/1/1136

Date of Battle (End): 1/1/1136

Parking: Not Listed

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