December 11, 1282

On This Date in! in 1282 AD, Llywelyn (Llewelyn ap Gruffydd) Ein Llyw Olaf, the last prince of an independent Wales was killed in Cilmeri, central Wales. It was deemed a mercy killing, as no one alive in England at that time could pronounce his name. Even the Welsh agreed that the uppity son-of-a-bitch had to die, as they weren’t sure which letters in his name were vowels and/or consonants, and they were tired of calling him Prince Lu-cough-wa-snort-ell-ell-Oh-I-give-up-why-don’t-you-change-your-name-to-Richard-or-Henry-so-we-can-say-it-you-bastard.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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One Response to December 11, 1282

  1. Gwynllyw Bendigeidfran says:

    I don’t get the joke.

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