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Beaumaris Anglesey Wales
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The carved stone coffin of Joan wife of Llywelyn the Great is found in the porch of the parish church of Beaumaris, Anglesey, North Wales. In 1191 Joan (Siwan in Welsh), was born to King John of England and Clemence Pinel. In 1206 she married the Welsh Prince, Llywelyn Lord of Snowdon. Following a sometimes troubled but often happy married life Joan died in February 1237 and following her death Llywelyn founded a Friary near Llanfaes, Anglesey, where he had Joan buried. In 1537 the Friary was destroyed. Siwan's stone coffin was used as a horse trough for many years. Her tomb was then moved to Beaumaris church, where it can still be seen today.
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