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Revolt of Owain Glyn Dwr - R. R. Davies

Revolt of Owain Glyn Dwr

Paperback Published: 1st December 2001
ISBN: 9780192802095
Number Of Pages: 424

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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 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.

Industry Reviews

`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

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 7: Allies 8: Friends and Foes 9: Guerrillas and Garrisons 10: Survival and Recrimination 11: Submission and Aftermath EpilogueThe Making of a Hero

ISBN: 9780192802095
ISBN-10: 0192802097
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 1st December 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.29