Event detail for site: Cardiff
Llywelyn Bren and William Fleming were both buried in the church of the Grey Friars at Cardiff following their executions.
Bren had been condemned to death for leading the uprising of the Glamorgan Welsh 1315-1316. Llywelyn was dragged through the streets of Cardiff before being executed as a traitor. William Fleming, who condemned Llywelyn to death, was for this reason executed in 1318. He too was buried in the Franciscan church.
Rees, W., 'The suppression of the friaries in Glamorgan and Monmouthshire', in Miscellany, South Wales and Monmouth Record Society, 3, ed. H. J. Randall and W. Rees (Cardiff, 1954) p. 9
Other events in the history of this site
pre 1284: Foundation - The Franciscan friary had been established in Cardiff by 1284. [1 sources]
1318: Burial - Llywelyn Bren and William Fleming were both buried in the church of the Grey Friars at Cardiff following their executions. [1 sources]
1531: Bequest - Sir Matthew Cradock bequeathed twelve kine (cows) to the Franciscans of Cardiff in a codical to his will dated June 1531. However he stipulated that the friars should not sell these animals but keep them for their own use. [2 sources]
1538: Dissolution - On 6th September Dr Richard Ingworth arrived at Cardiff Friary to secure its surrender. [3 sources][1 archives]
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