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The Revolt of Owain Glyn Dwr By R. R. Davies (All Souls College, Oxford)

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), which was the last major Welsh rebellion against English rule, generated a remarkable vision of Wales as an independent country. This is the first scholarly work for over 50 years to present Owain and his revolt to a general audience.
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The Revolt of Owain Glyn Dwr by R. R. Davies (All Souls College, Oxford)

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.

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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 *

About R. R. Davies (All Souls College, Oxford)


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.

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 HERO

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The Revolt of Owain Glyn Dwr by R. R. Davies (All Souls College, Oxford)
R. R. Davies (All Souls College, Oxford)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2001-09-27
424
0192802097
9780192802095
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