Owain Glyn Dwr: The Story of the Last Prince of Wales

Owain Glyn Dwr: The Story of the Last Prince of Wales


By (author) Terry Breverton


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  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 242mm x 18mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 19 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Stroud
  • ISBN 10: 1848683286
  • ISBN 13: 9781848683280
  • Illustrations note: 34 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,126,199

Product description

The first ever full-scale biography of the last native Prince of Wales who fought to maintain an independent Wales. If it had not been for Owain Glyndŵr'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 Glyndŵr 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 Glyndŵr'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 Glyndŵr 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 Glyndŵr 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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Author information

Terry Breverton is the author of fifteen books of Welsh interest, five of which have been awarded 'Welsh Book of the Month' by the Welsh Books Council (more than any other author). His other books include: The Welsh Almanac (A must for anyone with a drop of Welsh blood in them' THE WESTERN MAIL); 100 Great Welsh Women (A fascinating read' THE DAILY MAIL, 'Breverton's breadth, generosity and sheer enthusiasm about Wales are compelling' THE SUNDAY EXPRESS, 'Reveals the women who made Wales great' SOUTH WALES ECHO ); An A-Z of Wales & the Welsh ('A comprehensive overview of Wales & its people' THE WESTERN MAIL, 'A massive treasure chest of facts & figures' CAMBRIA); 100 Great Welshmen (A celebration of the remarkable achievements of his countrymen 'THE GUARDIAN); The Book of Welsh Saints ('An impressive work' THE WESTERN MAIL, 'A really extraordinary achievement: a compilation of tradition, topography and literary detective work that can have few rivals' ROWAN WILLIAMS, ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY). He lives in Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan.