Llanrwst Parish Church Llanrwst Conwy_County Wales
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A stone effigy of Hywel Coetmor in Llanrwst Parish Church, Conwy Valley, North Wales. An extract from the old book The Royal Tribes of Wales explains thus: Hywel Coetmor, who anciently possessed Gwydir, sold by his son Dafydd to Maredudd ab Ieuan, Welsh nephew, or first cousin once removed, to the renowned John ab Maredudd, and ancestor to the Wynns of Gwydir. Hywel lies (with his effigy in armour) in Llanrwst church. Rhys and Hywel were the sons of Gruffudd, the son of Dafydd Goch of Penmachno, the natural son of Dafydd, Lord of Denbigh, the brother of our last Prince Llywelyn. | Hywel was a Welsh knight who took part in Owain Glyndwr's rising. His brother was Rhys Gethin, who was one of Glyndwr's leading generals. Coetmor had earlier fought under the Black Prince at the Battle of Poitiers (1356). - | - The stone figure of Hywel's father Gruffudd ap Dafydd Goch, recumbent in armour, can be found in St Michael's Church Betws-y-Coed.
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