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 should 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.
`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'
Portrait of a Society: Wales in the 1390s1: The Country: A Tale of Two Travellers
2: Peoples and Power
3: Tensions and Aspirations
Revolt4: Revolt in Wales 1400-1409
The Anatomy of Revolt5: Owain Glyn Dwr
6: The Programme: National Salvation
8: Friends and Foes
9: Guerrillas and Garrisons
10: Survival and Recrimination
11: Submission and Aftermath
EpilogueThe Making of a Hero