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Anniversary of the Treaty of Montgomery 1267

On 29 September 1267, the ford at Rhydwhiman (seen at the top of the first photo), was the site of the signing of the historic Treaty of Montgomery. This treaty, where Henry III recognised the right of Llywelyn, Prince of Wales, to rule his own lands, was signed at a ceremony attended by the two rulers and confirmed arrangements brokered by the papal legate Cardinal Ottobuono. The site's role in shaping human activity in the local area has been profound. The Iron Age hillfort at Fridd Falwdyn, the Roman Fort at Forden Gaer, the Norman castle at Hen Domen, and the later medieval castles at Montgomery and Dolforwyn, all owe their strategic importance to their proximity to the ford. This gallery shows the group of major monuments clustered around the ford and memorials to Llywelyn at Climeri.