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Llandovery Carmarthenshire Wales
The monument to Llewelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan stands overlooking the town of Llandovery in Carmarthenshire, South West Wales.<br><br> This 16ft-tall stainless steel statue was designed by Toby and Gideon Petersen of St Clears, South Wales, and commemorates the death in 1401 of the resistance fighter who refused to betray the hiding place of Owain Glyndwr during the Welsh Rebellion against the English crown. <br><br> In the early 15th Century, Llewelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan led King Henry IV's army through this part of Wales pretending that he was leading them to a secret camp. Henry IV was furious and had Llywelyn taken before the gate of Llandovery castle where he was half hanged, disembowelled whilst still conscious, beheaded and quartered. His quarters were then put on public display in various Welsh towns.
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