Tintagel in Cornwall County, England, United Kingdom
Prince Dafydd’s tale
Hwedhel Pennsevik Dafydd
It is a windy day in October 1242. Servants and tradesmen are busy bringing deliveries of food and barrels of wine, preparing for a feast.
You are standing in the island courtyard of the castle. On your right is the Great Hall, used for dining, receiving guests and holding court. Beyond are the buttery and pantry, and also the kitchens where sumptuous food is being prepared.
There is much excitement as Richard, Earl of Cornwall, one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in Europe and owner of the castle, is due to arrive shortly. His young nephew, the Welsh prince Dafydd ap Llewelyn is currently resting in the guest accommodation.
Prince Dafydd is suffering from a nervous illness because his lands in Gwynedd, north-west Wales, have been invaded by the English king Henry III, Richard's older brother. He has come to Tintagel to seek advice from his well-connected and famously shrewd uncle.
The island courtyard being prepared for a visit by the owner, Richard, Earl of Cornwall. Richard had been given the earldom by his brother King Henry III on his 18th birthday in 1227, and he built this castle shortly afterwards.
Location. 50° 40.086′ N, 4° Touch for map. Located at Tintagel Castle. Marker is in this post office area: Tintagel, England PL34 0HE, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Florence’s shelter (a few steps from this marker); A complicated ruin (a few steps from this marker); Excavations and discoveries (within shouting distance of this marker); The Trader’s tale (within shouting distance of this marker); Where history meets legend (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Priest’s tale (about 90 meters away); The Haven (about 90 meters away); The Sheriff’s Tale (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tintagel.
Also see . . .
1. English Heritage - Tintagel Castle. (Submitted on October 1, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tintagel Castle on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 1, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 1, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.