walter thomas/rhodri the great daniel family line - family history
walter thomas/rhodri the great daniel family line - Other
16. "In 1400, a Welsh nobleman, Owain Glyndŵr (or Owen Glendower), revolted against King Henry IV of England. Owain inflicted a number of defeats on the English forces and for a few years controlled most of Wales. Some of his achievements included holding the first ever Welsh Parliament at Machynlleth and plans for two universities. Eventually the king's forces were able to regain control of Wales and the rebellion died out, but Owain himself was never captured."
Wales Under the Tudors Excerpt: 'The Tudor king Henry VII was descended in direct male succession from Ednyfed Fychan, seneschal (steward) of Llywelyn the Great. Henry’s ancestor had provided the same services to the greatest of the Welsh princes as Walter the Steward, founder of the Stuart dynasty, had provided for Robert Bruce, the greatest of the Scottish kings.' Read More...
In the 13th century, Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, ruler of Gwynedd, refused to pay homage to Edward I, King of England citing political hostilities. This prompted the English conquest of Gwynedd, and subsequent construction of Caernarfon Castle, one of the largest and most imposing fortifications built by the English in order to control Wales
The years that followed the death of Llywelyn ab Iorwerth saw a major reversal in the fortunes of Gwynedd, culminating in the Treaty of Woodstock, concluded with King Henry III in 1247, a year after the death of Llywelyn's son Dafydd. Under the terms of the treaty, Gwynedd lost all its lands to the east of the River Conwy.
Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Thomas also known as Griffith Ryce -My 14th ggf - He was quite close to Prince Arthur and was with him when he returned with his new bride, Catherine of Aragon. He also was present with Arthur's younger brother Henry VIII of England when Henry travelled to France for the famous Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520.