#On This Day – Executions

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

#OnThisDay

On the 3rd of October 1283, Dafydd ap Gruffydd, Prince of Gwynedd and the last independent ruler of Wales, became the first nobleman to be hung, drawn, beheaded and quartered in recorded history. He was captured, after trying to resist the English army of Edward I, south of Abergwyngregn in June 1283, before being taken to Shrewsbury to be executed. Dafydd also became the first noble to be tired for what would become high treason for plotting Edward’s death.

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