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Owain Glyndwr

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the man behind a major revolt against England, from 1400-1412, taking control of large areas of Wales until defeated by the future Henry V

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life of the Welsh nobleman, also known as Owen Glendower, who began a revolt against Henry IV in 1400 which was at first very successful. Glyndwr (c1359-c1415) adopted the title Prince of Wales and established a parliament and his own foreign policy, until he was defeated by the future Henry V. Owain Glyndwr escaped and led guerilla attacks for several years but was never betrayed to the English, disappearing without trace.

With

Huw Pryce
Professor of Welsh History at Bangor University

Helen Fulton
Professor of Medieval Literature at the University of Bristol

Chris Given-Wilson
Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at the University of St Andrews

Producer: Simon Tillotson

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49 minutes

Last on

Thu 31 Jan 2019 21:30

LINKS AND FURTHER READING

Huw Pryce at Bangor University

Helen Fulton at the University of Bristol

Chris Given-Wilson at the University of St Andrews

Canolfan Owain Glyndŵr Centre

Wales History Map: Owain Glyndwr - Cadw

Owain Glyndwr – BBC Wales History

Owain Glyndwr – Wikipedia

 

READING LIST:

Gideon Brough, The Rise and Fall of Owain Glyndwr: England, France and the Welsh Rebellion in the Late Middle Ages (I. B. Tauris, 2016)

R. R. Davies, Owain Glyn Dwr, Prince of Wales (Y Lolfa, 2011)

R. R. Davies, The Revolt of Owain Glyn Dwr (Oxford University Press, 1995)

R. R. Davies, Conquest, Coexistence and Change: Wales 1063-1415 (Oxford University Press, 1987)

Chris Given-Wilson, Henry IV (Yale University Press, 2016)

Ralph A. Griffiths, King and Country: England and Wales in the Fifteenth Century (Continnuum-3PL, 1991)

Elissa R. Henken, National Redeemer: Owain Glyndwr in Welsh Tradition (University of Wales Press, 1996)

Michael Livingston and John K. Bollard (eds.), Owain Glyndwr: A Casebook (Liverpool University Press, 2013)

J. E. Lloyd, Owen Glendower: Owain Glyn Dwr (Clarendon Press, 1931)

Glanmor Williams, The Welsh Church: From Conquest to Reformation (University of Wales Press, 1976)

Gruffydd Aled Williams, The Last Days of Owain Glyndwr (Y Lolfa, 2017)

 

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