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Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd, the Warrior Princess of Deheubarth (the Legendary Women of World History, #6)
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Historical Fiction > Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd, Wales' national heroine

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Laurel Rockefeller (laurelarockefeller) | 144 comments The first foreign sovereign executed by the English was not a man, but a woman!

Whenever someone talks about the Norman Conquest, 16 October 1066 Battle of Hastings comes to mind when William of Normandy defeated King Harold Godwinson of England. But the conquest of England was only the beginning. Just two years after his coronation, William I set about conquering Wales with construction of the first of a ring of castles designed to subjugate the Welsh people.


Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd, the Warrior Princess of Deheubarth (the Legendary Women of World History, #6) by Laurel A. Rockefeller

Now available in English, Welsh-English, Welsh, and German, "Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd" takes you into the life of the heroic princess who fought for Welsh freedom and died in pursuit of Welsh liberty.

English: http://viewBook.at/GwenllianEng
Welsh: http://viewbook.at/CymruGwenllian
Welsh-English: http://viewbook.at/WEGwenllian
German: http://viewbook.at/GwenllianDE


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Vicky | 33 comments I'm Welsh born and grew up with tales of this princess (mostly wrong I suspect). I live and write in New Zealand now and I was going to name my main character in my latest book after Gwenllian, but decided the average reader wouldn't know how to pronounce it. It's nothing like it looks. I resorted to using Gwenna as a simpler version. It's lovely to see the Welsh language and Welsh history finding it's place again. (I know of two people who have learnt the language because they discovered more about their Welsh roots).


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