The Revolt of Owain Glyn Dwr

The Revolt of Owain Glyn Dwr

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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 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 is also 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 rebellion.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 424 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 26mm | 480.81g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 8 pp halftone plates
  • 0192802097
  • 9780192802095
  • 1,643,149

About R. R. Davies

Rees Davies is Chichele Professor of Medieval History at All Soul's College, Oxford, and is currently President of the Royal Historical Society. He is the author of The Age of Conquest: Wales 1063-1415, joint winner of the Wolfson Literary Award for History, 1987.show more

Table of contents

1. THE COUNTRY: A TALE OF TWO TRAVELLERS; 4. REVOLT IN WALES 1400-1409; 5. OWAIN GLYN DWR; THE MAKING OF A HEROshow more

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Review from previous edition a new study of the revolt and of the society into which it erupted ... deserves immediate recognition as a contemporary classic * TLS *show more

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