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Power Struggles

The Story of Wales Episode 2 of 6

Huw Edwards presents this major television history of Wales, showing the country in ways it has never been seen before. This Story of Wales spans seven centuries, from the building of a great frontier to Owain Glyndwr's epic struggle for independence. We meet the medieval kings who shaped Wales and watch a nation emerge out of their lust for power and land. Amidst battles with Vikings, Saxons and Normans, Welsh culture flourishes. But the death of the last native prince is followed by a century of plague and famine. Then, the charismatic Glyndwr leads a rebellion against the English Crown.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 1 Aug 2013 22:35
BBC One Wales, Wales HD only


Role Contributor
PresenterHuw Edwards
Series ProducerPhil George
Series ProducerJohn Geraint
ProducerSophie Elwin Harris
DirectorSophie Elwin Harris

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