Gwenllian Verch Gruffydd Welsh princess and shield-maiden that led an army against Norman-English forces at Kidwelly Castle. She was beheaded as a warning to the other princes of wales. After this, Wales unified and drove out the Norman invaders.
The annual Orchid Festival blooms again at Kew Gardens. One of the highlights of the botanical calendar, this is a chance to escape the chill of February for the tropical splendour of the Princess of Wales Conservatory.