From Sydney Williams’s Princes & Kings Meet Llywelyn

Welcome to Novel PASTimes! We’re happy you stopped by in the present day. 

Thanks for having me. It’s a pleasure to be right here. 

Inform us one thing about the place you reside: 

I reside in Gwynedd Wales in Nice Britain within the 13th century. It’s chilly, and moist. Wales has probably the most rain for all of Britain. I reside in a fort with servants, the place the supply of warmth is a fire in each room which the servants preserve going on a regular basis to verify none of us freeze. Past the fort there’s a small city and past {that a} village that  provides everybody with meals. To maintain the fort protected from folks breaking in there are a  variety of guards that patrol the grounds wearing armour and carrying pikes and swords. 

Is there something particular about your title? Why do you assume you got that title? 

I don’t know if there’s something notably particular about my title. I used to be named after my grandfather, Llywelyn the Nice who was ruler right here till he died at a ripe outdated age. Possibly my mother and father named me after him as a result of they thought I shared some comparable traits with the outdated man. I’ve by no means requested my mother and father about it although so I don’t know for positive. 

Do you’ve gotten an occupation? What do you want or dislike about your work? 

I’m a warrior and I’m the ruler of Gwynedd Wales.  My job is to assist preserve the folks of the land protected from  invaders. I like with the ability to assist my folks, however having to cope with the small day after day   issues of the folks can  really feel a bit tedious typically. 

Who’re the particular folks in your life? 

I’m very near my household. I all the time appeared as much as my grandfather and my father may be very like him. My mom is type and noble and he or she has all the time taught me to belief my instincts. I like my youthful brothers, Dafydd and Rhodri.  Dafydd may be very witty and may be very mature for his age and Rhodri  is nice.  My older  brother, Owain, is an attention-grabbing individual. He’s extremely popular headed and infrequently speaks when  it could be higher to maintain  quiet. It’s  in all probability as a result of he’s so    passionate. He has by no means had any hassle making himself heard. Now my uncle then again, properly I wouldn’t say I’m near him. My uncle, Dafydd, is an odd man. I by no means actually know the place I stand with him and so I’ve by no means been  in a position to belief him. Oh, and I can’t neglect my man-servant, Olan. My father discovered him at an orphanage when he was a toddler and introduced him again  to the fort to be my servant and companion. He’s my solely  true  buddy and I can discuss to him about something and all the things. Even issues I can’t discuss to my household about. 

What’s your coronary heart’s deepest need? 

My coronary heart’s deepest need is to do the perfect I can for my household and my folks. 

What are you most afraid of? 

I believe what I’m most afraid of is letting folks down. 

Do you’ve gotten a cherished possession? 

The one possession I cherish above all is my horse, Arling. I discovered her questioning within the woods when she was no quite a lot of months outdated and I took her again to the fort and skilled her myself. She has carried me via many battles over time  and is my closest companion subsequent to Olan. 

What do you count on the longer term will maintain for you? 

I don’t know if that’s  a query I can reply. I  am positive i’ll  nonetheless be a warrior. I by no means anticipated to turn into the ruler of Gwynedd. Being a warrior has its parts of hazard, however being a ruler has much more. The way forward for any ruler is unknowable. All I can do is do my greatest to   preserve from falling  into hassle so I can proceed to handle my  folks to the perfect of my talents.

Thanks for telling us a bit about your self!

Within the 12 months, 1240 Advert, the land of Gwynedd Wales discovered  themselves and not using a  chief when their king, Llywelyn The Nice, died at a ripe outdated age. The pure successor to the king was his son Dafydd,  who took on the job  of ruler after his demise.   Quickly after taking over the job he was compelled to signal a treaty with the king of England and ship his brother Gruffudd and his nephew Owain  to England to be imprisoned in The Tower of  London in alternate for maintaining his land and his title. His different nephew, Llywelyn, turned the brand new head warrior after his father’s imprisonment, touring the nation and patrolling the borders to the north and the south. 

            After 4 years imprisonment in The Tower of London, Gruffudd died whereas  making an attempt to flee his tower cell, and his son Owain was launched  by the king himself. He needed Owain to assist him begin a civil battle in Gwynedd. In the meantime after discovering out about his brother’s demise from a letter despatched by his nephew Owain, Dafydd declared battle on England. Prompting Owain to flee Winchester Fortress the place he had been recovering from  his time in jail to seek out  his brother Llywelyn and assist him within the battle between England and Gwynedd. 

In the course of the  course of the battle, Dafydd was killed  in battle, leaving the Welsh military and not using a chief.  Being the courageous and noble man that he was, Llywelyn referred to as the boys to him and along with his management they   managed to ship the English packing. With the brand new weight of accountability thrust upon his shoulders Llywelyn, rode house on the head of the military to seek out that his world had modified. Not  solely was his father gone, however his mom as properly  and the land of Gwynedd was as soon as once more and not using a chief. It turned clear that the perfect  man for the job was  Llywelyn himself and he determined that there was nothing else to do however to turn into the brand new ruler. He would do something to maintain his folks protected, even when that  meant taking over a accountability that he felt he was to younger for. He would by no means abandon his folks for something and let the English take all the things from him. 

Sydney has an enormous creativeness and has been writing and acting from a younger age. After going blind from Leukemia on the age of three, she discovered launch from the medical a part of her life via her music and her writing. In highschool she excelled in English and historical past and after she left college she continued to write down and to create her music. She shaped her band, The Undercurrents along with her greatest buddy and drummer, Alex Nacci on the age of twenty-two and has been taking part in music with the band ever since.

Her guide, Princes and Kings, is her first skilled novel and it’s guide one of many historic fiction sequence she is writing titled, A Rose in A Thorn Bush in regards to the final king of Wales. She was launched to her fundamental character in highschool and with the encouragement of her Enterprise Talents coach she finely determined to write down his story. Splitting the story into three books. Sydney has all the time loved studying historic fiction and has discovered it an attention-grabbing style to write down in. After her sequence is completed she plans to proceed writing about totally different historic British characters for so long as she will. Being Welsh on her father’s facet and Scottish and English on her mom’s Britain is a spot that pursuits her significantly and he or she has loved writing about one in every of its characters. Giving her an opportunity to discover her heritage in a enjoyable and thrilling means and he or she seems to be ahead to sharing her ardour for the style and the historical past of the British Isles with the world.




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