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J. Y. W. Lloyd in his History of Powys Fadoc Volume IV, states that a Chieftain named Dafydd Llwyd, of Cwmbychan, fought in the army of Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, at the battle of Bosworth, 1485. Before Bosworth Dafydd might have been an outlaw, for many Lancast- rians were regarded as outlaws during the Yorkist supremacy. Dafydd Llwyd married Angharad, daughter of a nobleman named Gruffydd, of the House of Bron-y-Foel, a family descended from the Princes of Powys. It was a memorable morn A morn of flowers and song, When every valley laughed for joy And every hill grew young. The hawthorn bough was white as snow, The meadow starred with flowers, And there was lively greenery Upon the hazel bowers. And there was gold upon the furze And silver on the lake And jewels on anaemonies That trembled in the brake. The throstles piped in every glen The lark rejoiced above And in the wildwood now and then Cooed the amorous dove. And here and there the lambkins strayed A merry hearted crew By moor, and mead, by grove, and glade, The world to them was new. But Dafydd droops oppressed by grief And clouded is his eye, As though 'gainst him the door of hope Was closed eternally. He had not to the tourney gone That royal holiday, The outlaw durst not claim a place Among the great and gay. THE DEPARTURE By Jonathan Argoed Pugh.