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Princess Joan

(c. 1167—1237) princess of Gwynedd, wife of Llywelyn ab Iorwerth


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(d. 237).

An illegitimate daughter of King John, Joan was married 1205/6 to Llywelyn ab Iorwerth of Gwynedd, prince of North Wales. Thereafter, she was a wise counsellor to her husband and a peacemaker in the fluid and often belligerent relations between England and Wales. He founded a Franciscan monastery to her memory at Llanfaes (Anglesey), where she is buried.

Subjects: British History.


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