The 'Quick' Death of Prince
Wales, 10 December 1282
Wikipedia versus the Sources
booklet has been produced to simply expound the fate of Prince Llywelyn
ap Gruffydd of Wales. Unfortunately it does not contain any
translations of original documents, but it does sum up in the
Conclusion chapter what happened that winter night so many years ago -
or at least what we really know of it now.
'The Quick Death' is intended to be didactic, just as
were the medieval chronicles which recorded ‘history' and from
which we draw upon for evidence of so much of our ‘known'
past. It's function is intended to be the introduction of the
reader to real historical research and our British history, rather than
perpetuating what are some pretty illogical myths and
storytelling. On another level it also introduces the main and
highly detailed book on this affair. The full book does contain a
multitude of original translations of many previously translated and
untranslated documents. These help build up to the conclusion as
printed in this booklet.
It is hoped that the information contained in both
book and booklet will be the foyer of the reader's deeper introduction
to sourced history. This, or real history as it might be known,
consists of original documentation and it's placing in a valid
chronology. By comparison,
fantasy ‘history' consists of unsubstantiated and usually
erroneous Wikipedia style soundbytes and endless, but truly meaningless
discussions over the hyperbole of modern commentators. I know
which version I far prefer, the original sources against the uncertain substance of demonstrably
illogical myth, which may be entertaining, but is neither true, nor
The basis of what follows in this booklet is taken directly from the main book, The Killing of Prince Llywelyn of Wales, 10 December 1282 [Ceidio, 2014].
The Quick Death of Prince Llywelyn is available through Amazon.
A brief taste of the book can be downloaded here.
The full book on the death of Llywelyn consisting of 224
pages of A4 text with 39 illustrations is
available for £39.95 plus p&p via the Add to Cart
Paul Martin Remfry