The Revolt of Owain Glyn Dwr

The Revolt of Owain Glyn Dwr

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Owain Glyndwr 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 an independent 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 more recent times he has come to be regarded as the father of modern 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 should also be of particular interest to those who are intrigued by this most famous movement in the history of Wales, and by the remarkable man who led the more

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  • Paperback | 413 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 28mm | 381.02g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8 pp plates, bibliography
  • 0192853368
  • 9780192853363

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"R.R. Davies has made himself the leading historian of medieval Wales...has something to teach all those interested in the political, social, and military history of Europe in the later middle ages."--The Albion..".A remarkable achievement."--HISTORY"[Rees Davies's work] stands as the finest analysis of the Glyn Dwr Revolt to date"--Journal of Military History"This highly readable book is the work of a mature scholar and is a fine exemplar of how one does history and how one should write about it. Davies thinks that history is fun and that it is really about the people behind the documents....the book is written to appeal to a wide readership and will be intellectually accessible to anyone who enjoys history."--Speculum - A Journal of Medieval Studies"A splendid analysis....All levels."--Choiceshow more

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Notorious rebel, heroic leader of his people, father of modern Welsh nationalism: Owain Glyn Dwr (Owen Glendower) is 'arguably the most famous figure in the history of Wales'. Professor Rees Davies sets the nationalist rebellion against the English more firmly in its contemporary context than ever before. (Kirkus UK)show more

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