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Llywelyn ap Gruffydd

Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan of Caeo (c. 1341 – 9 October 1401) was a Welsh landowner, a squire in effect, who in 1401 organized a decoy of Henry IV's English forces searching for the Welsh resistance leader Owain Glyndŵr. The deception allowed Owain to escape but involved Llywelyn in putting his life on the line. As punishment for his actions, Llywelyn was condemned by the English king to be executed in the town square of Llandovery. The English cut his stomach out and had it cooked in front of him, following which Llywelyn was hanged, drawn and quartered.The English custom is variously described but there is no doubt that the victim was drawn and quartered first, and hanged afterwards, so he was alive whilst being disemboweled.

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