Ystrad Fflur, Strata Florida

This Cistercian Abbey became the burial place of the Princes of Deheubarth, and is described on the net as transcendentedly numinous, like Iona, having a quality of other worldliness. It was founded by Robert Fitz Stephen, a knight of the de Clare retinue but my ancestor Prince Rhys ap Gruffudd, took it within a year, and modernized it. The great Prince Rhys also founded Tal y Llychau Abbey (Premonstratensian or White Canons). Unfortunately Henry IV Bolingbroke desecrated Ystrad Fflur in the war with my ancestor Glyndw^r, it would be a good idea to reestablish it as a memorial to the Princes of Deheubarth.


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