Dafydd ap Gruffudd


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Dafydd ap Gruffudd

died 1283, Welsh leader. Claiming the title Prince of Wales (1282), he led an unsuccessful revolt against Edward I: executed
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It was not the first stronghold to occupy this strategic site - it was built over the stronghold of Dafydd ap Gruffudd, the Welsh leader crushed by Edward in 1282.
Elizabeth de Ferres, the wife of Dafydd ap Gruffudd, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd's younger brother, spent the majority of her married life on a succession of building sites at Ruthin and Caergwrle castles.
The castle was built in the 13th Century by Dafydd ap Gruffudd and rebuilt by Edward I.