Was William Shakespeare’s captain Fluellen born in Penrhos?

An interesting bit of Penrhos history has been discovered by Tom from Church View.

Born in Penrhos and buried in St. Paul’s Cathedral, Sir Roger Williams (1539/1540 – 12 December 1595) was a Welsh soldier who had accompanied Essex during the French campaign of 1592 and had died, tended by Essex to the last, in 1595.

Shakespeare scholar J. Dover Wilson suggested that the character of Fluellen was in fact based on Williams. Wilson insisted that Fluellen was “a careful and unmistakable portrait—a real portrait—of Sir Roger Williams”.

Could this be true and where did he live? If anyone knows more, please let us know!

Read more about it here on Wikipedia >