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September 16, 2011 / jmeuropeana

Owain Glyndwr declared Prince of Wales

On the 16th of September –

Owain Glyndwr was declared Prince of Wales by his followers in 1400. To quote from CultureGrid’s website:
“Owain Glyndwr was born near Corwen, studied law in London and served as a soldier under Richard II in France and Scotland. He had homes in the Dee Valley and at Sycharth near Bala. A dispute in 1400 led the previously loyal Glyndwr into conflict with Henry IV. This grew into an open revolt starting with an attack on Ruthin and other towns in north east Wales. Henry outlawed Glyndwr who continued to attract large numbers of recruits into his armies. He hosted the first parliament at Machynlleth in 1404 and others in Dolgellau and Harlech and also signed a treaty with France. The subsequent regrouping of English forces in 1408 combined with a lack of support from his French allies, turned the tide against Glyndwr. Harlech Castle was surrendered and his family taken prisoner. Glyndwr evaded capture and by 1410 his whereabouts were unknown. One suggestions is that he travelled to Herefordshire where he had two daughters living with English husbands although the exact location of his grave remains a mystery.”
Statue of Owain Glyndwr VADS Collection: Public Monuments and Sculpture Association
Statue of Owain Glyndwr VADS Collection: Public Monuments and Sculpture Association
Owain Glyndwr Cairn VADS Collection: Public Monuments and Sculpture Association

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