Category Archives: French Revolution

Ymwelwyr brenhinol ag Aberystwyth

Mae’n siwr bod nifer ohonom yn cofio’r croeso unigryw a gafodd y Frenhines Elizabeth wrth iddi ymweld ag Aberystwyth union ugain mlynedd yn ôl, ym mis Mai 1996? Ond pwy sy’n cofio am deithiwr o deulu brenhinol arall a dreuliodd noson … Continue reading

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French travellers visit the Ladies of Llangollen at Plas Newydd

The Ladies of Llangollen, Eleanor Butler (1739-1829) and Sarah Ponsonby (1755-1831), were famous for their Francophilia among other things, and they were known to welcome French visitors to their home at Plas Newydd. Plas Newydd. Copyright Nicholas Shilton http://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/27760/details/PLAS+NEWYDD%3B+HOUSE+OF+THE+LADIES+OF+LLANGOLLEN%2C+BUTLER+HILL%2C+LLANGOLLEN/ Poor … Continue reading

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Lost paintings of Wales by French Royal in exile

A member of the French Royal Family, living in exile in Britain during the French Revolution, sketched Hafod Uchtryd in Ceredigion, and was mistaken for a French spy at Cilgerran Castle! By Amédée Faure (1801-1878) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. … Continue reading

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