Owain Glyndwr: The Story of the Last Prince of Wales

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In a recent poll to find the most significant figure of the last 1000 years, 100 world leaders voted Glyndwr in seventh place, above Churchill, Darwin, Gates, Mandela and Einstein.
No one knows how or where he died, which adds to the aura of this undefeated Welshman.
In his 13-year war against English rule he threw back six invading English armies fighting back against ...
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Overview

In a recent poll to find the most significant figure of the last 1000 years, 100 world leaders voted Glyndwr in seventh place, above Churchill, Darwin, Gates, Mandela and Einstein.
No one knows how or where he died, which adds to the aura of this undefeated Welshman.
In his 13-year war against English rule he threw back six invading English armies fighting back against overwhelming odds.
Wales greatest hero, revered by patriots and has two societies dedicated to his memory.

If it had not been for Owain Glyndwr’s 15-year struggle against overwhelming odds, the Welsh would not have survived as Europe’s oldest nation. His war is the defining era in the history of Wales. Yet Glyndwr is hardly known – a cultured, literate warrior who was never betrayed or captured and vanished into history. No less than six separate invasions were beaten back by Glyndwr’s army of volunteers before he disappeared into history, his family and children either dead or imprisoned for life, but he was never betrayed. Not for Glyndwr the brutal public death of Braveheart, nor a grave to desecrate - only an immortal legacy of hope and freedom. His war of independence led the way for the success of another mab darogan (son of prophecy) seven decades later, when a Welsh army won at Bosworth Field and the Tudor Dynasty was founded. This book tells us how Glyndwr came to stir Wales into war, and why his name still resonates today as one of the greatest warriors the world has seen.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848683280
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/15/2009
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author 2

Preface 7

1 Introduction: The Battle for Wales 1066-1378 11

2 Glynd&wcircumflex;r's Early Life & Family 1354-1398 27

3 Glynd&wcircumflex;r Falls Out of Favour with the New English King 1399 45

4 Rebellion of Glynd&wcircumflex;r, the War Begins 1400 50

5 War Across Wales 1401 58

6 The Rise of Wales 1402 80

7 Constant Warfare 1403 100

8 The Zenith 1404 123

9 The Turning-Point 1405 137

10 The Beginning of the End 1406-1407 150

12 The Fall of the Castles 1408-1409 161

12 Glynd&wcircumflex;r's Disappearance 1410-1415 167

Appendix: Adam of Usk 181

Grurffydd ab Owain 182

Select Bibliography 183

List of Illustrations 185

Index 188

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