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The Revolt of Owain Glyn Dŵr

R. R. Davies


Owain Glyn Dŵr is arguably the most famous figure in the history of Wales. His revolt (1400–09) 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 h ... More

Keywords: Owain Glyn Dŵr, Welsh rebellion, Wales, Welsh nationalism, national heroes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198205081
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205081.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. R. Davies, author
All Souls College, Oxford