An impression of the
Great Seal of Llywelyn ab Iorwerth, b.1194-d.1240
National Museums & Galleries of Wales (Item reference: 69.97/1)


Llywelyn ab Iorwerth (AD 1194 - 1240) married Joan, daughter of King John, but he spent much of his time fighting the English army. Llywelyn united Wales by finally capturing southern Powys from prince Gwenwynwyn.

This seal impression shows the prince in armour galloping on horseback, he holds a broad sword in his right hand. The seal depicts him as a feudal magnate on a war-horse.
Source: Gathering the Jewels
A Welsh Uchelwyr in Armies of Feudal Europe 1066-1300 by Ian Heath, based on the Great Seal of Llywelyn ab Iorwerth, b.1194-d.1240



See also Illustrations of a Welshman from a 13th century Latin text of The Laws of Hywel Dda
Illustrations of Welshmen from a 14th century Welsh text of The Laws of Hywel Dda
Illustrations of Welsh soldiers in Littere Wallie in Chapter House Liber A
Effigy of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn ab Ynyr, Valle Crucis Abbey, Llantysilio, Denbighshire, Wales, c.1320AD
Other 13th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
Index of Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers