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The Castle Builders of Wales And

Other Historical Figures

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Below you'll find information about some of the people important to Welsh medieval and pre-medieval history. The information by no means pretends to be detailed, but rather simply gives a general idea why these particular people had a bearing on Welsh history. If anyone would like to contribute a more detailed biography of someone they see (or don't see) here, please contact me at jltbalt1@verizon.net

Welsh Castle Builders

Norman Castle Builders

Rhodri the Great (d.878) (Welsh Language Page) Medieval Kings of England and their Times
Hywel Dda (the Good) (d.950) (Welsh Language Page) William Fitz Osbern
Gruffydd ap Llywelyn (d.1063) (Welsh Language Page) Roger of Montgomery
Gruffydd ap Cynan (d.1137) (Welsh Language Page) William de Braose
Owain Gwynedd (d.1170) (Welsh Language Page) Richard fitz Gilbert de Clare
Rhys ap Gruffydd (d.1197) (Welsh Language Page) Gilbert de Clare
Llywelyn Fawr (the Great) (d.1240) (Welsh Language Page) The Mortimers - Wigmore Castle
Gryffydd ap Llywelyn (d.1244) (Welsh Language Page) The Mortimers - Narberth Castle
Llywelyn ap Gruffydd (the Last) (d.1282) (Welsh Language Page) Edward I (article I)
Owain Lawgoch (d.1378) (Welsh Language Page) Edward I (article II)
Owain Glyndwr (d.1415?) (Welsh Language Page) James of St. George
Sir Rhys ap Thomas
Sir John Perrot
Gerald of Wales


Below: statue of Llywelyn the Great at Conwy.

 

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