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The revolt of Owain Glyn Dŵr (1995)

af R. R. Davies

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Owain Glyn Dwr is arguably the most famous figure in the history of Wales. His revolt (1400-1409) was the last major Welsh rebellion against English rule. It established a measure of unity such as Wales had never previously experienced and generated a remarkable vision of Wales as anindependent country with its own native prince, its own church and its own universities. In the event, Owain's rebellion was defeated or, perhaps more correctly, burnt itself out. But Owain himself was not captured; and soon after his death he became a legendary hero among the Welsh people. In morerecent times he has come to be regarded as the father of Welsh nationalism.Written by one of Britain's leading medieval historians, this book will appeal to those who are fascinated by national heroes in all periods. It is also of particular interest to those who are intrigued by this most famous movement in the history of Wales, and by the mystery surrounding theremarkable man who led the rebellion.… (mere)
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A bit speculative and overly loaded with minutiae, still a great comprehensive text for those that care enough about the subject matter to dive in. ( )
  librarianbryan | Apr 20, 2012 |
Davies is a masterful historian. This book, just like all of his others is well-written, thought-provoking, and thoroughly-researched. ( )
  Gwendydd | Jun 5, 2007 |
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On 27 October 1916 David Lloyd George, then Secretary of State for War but within a few weeks to be Prime Minister, unveiled eleven statues of distinguished figures from the Welsh past which had been commissioned to be placed in the City Hall at Cardiff, itself a building opened ten years earlier.

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On Thursday 16 September 1400 a motley group of Welshmen from north-east Wales assembled at Glyndyfrdwy, a small vill located in the valley of the River Dee between Corwen and Llangollen, just within the borders of the county of Merionethshire.

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Wales in Owain Glyn Dŵr's day was, to most outsiders, a largely unknown, inaccessible, and uninviting country.

1 - The country : a tale of two travellers.
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Owain Glyn Dwr is arguably the most famous figure in the history of Wales. His revolt (1400-1409) was the last major Welsh rebellion against English rule. It established a measure of unity such as Wales had never previously experienced and generated a remarkable vision of Wales as anindependent country with its own native prince, its own church and its own universities. In the event, Owain's rebellion was defeated or, perhaps more correctly, burnt itself out. But Owain himself was not captured; and soon after his death he became a legendary hero among the Welsh people. In morerecent times he has come to be regarded as the father of Welsh nationalism.Written by one of Britain's leading medieval historians, this book will appeal to those who are fascinated by national heroes in all periods. It is also of particular interest to those who are intrigued by this most famous movement in the history of Wales, and by the mystery surrounding theremarkable man who led the rebellion.

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