13th century in Wales

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This article is about the particular significance of the century 1201 – 1300 to Wales and its people.

Princes of Wales[edit]

(Also Madog ap Llywelyn, proclaimed prince during revolt of 1294–95)

Princesses of Wales[edit]

Events[edit]

1201

1202

1203

1204

1205

1206

1208

1209

1210

1211

  • August – King John of England invades Gwynedd with assistance from other Welsh princes and, at his second attempt, penetrates the heart of Llywelyn the Great's territory, When Robert of Shrewsbury, Bishop of Bangor, refuses to meet John, Bangor is burned and the bishop is taken prisoner.

1212

1213

1214

1215

1216

  • October 19 – The death of King John of England and the accession of his son as Henry III relieve political tensions between England and Wales.
  • Llywelyn the Great holds a council at Aberdyfi to adjudicate on the territorial claims of the lesser princes of Wales.

1217

1218

1219

1220

1221

  • Approximate date of the building of Castell y Bere by Llywelyn the Great.

1222

1223

1226

1228

1229

1230

1231

1232

1233

1234

1238

1240

  • April 11 – Dafydd ap Llywelyn succeeds his father, Llywelyn the Great, as Prince of Gwynedd and Wales.
  • May 15 – the Treaty of Gloucester is signed by Dafydd ap Llywelyn and Henry III.

1241

1244

  • March 1 – after several years of imprisonment, Gruffudd ap Llywelyn Fawr dies in an escape attempt. Dafydd ap Llywelyn wages war in the Marches against Henry III.

1245

1246

1247

1252

  • July – the earliest known document issued by Dafydd ap Gruffydd is drawn up; in it, he is referred to as 'lord of Cymydmaen'. From this point on Dafydd plays an increasingly important role in Welsh politics.

1255

1256

1257

1258

1260

1262

1263

1265

1267

1268

1272

1274

1275

1276

1277

1278

1280

1282

1283

1284

1285

  • May – The Cross of Neith, an important religious relic acquired from Wales, is carried through London at the head of a royal procession.
  • 2 SeptemberIsabella Mortimer, Countess of Arundel, marries, as her third husband, Robert de Hastang. She is subsequently fined the sum of £1,000 for having married without Royal Licence.[1]

1286

  • Manuscript B of the Annales Cambriae is completed, probably at the Cistercian abbey of Neath.

1287

  • June 8 – Rhys ap Maredudd revolts in south-west Wales.

1288

  • January 20 – Rhys ap Maredudd's revolt is finally suppressed as his final stronghold, the castle at Newcastle Emlyn, surrenders. Rhys goes to ground.

1289

1290

1294

1295

Books[edit]

Births[edit]

1203

1222

1224

1231

1282

1287

1291

Deaths[edit]

1201

1203

1209

1211

1212

1214

1215

1216

1217

1218

1219

1220

1221

1223

1228

1229

1230

1231

1232

1234

1236

1237

1240

1241

1244

1245

1246

1247

1251

1253

1254

1255

1256

1267

  • October/November – Richard, bishop of Bangor

1268

1269

1280

1282

1283

1286

1289

1292

1293

1294

1295

1296

1297

1298

1299

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cokayne, G.E. (2000), The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, I (new, 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes ed.), Gloucester, UK: Alan Sutton Publishing, p. 240