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The Rise and Fall of Owain Glyn Dŵr

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Owain Glyn Dŵr is one of the great figures of Welsh and military history. Initially a loyal subject of the king of England, he reluctantly took up arms against the Crown he had served. Once committed to rebellion, he proved surprisingly talented at leading rebel troops against a theoretically vastly superior enemy. Not solely a warrior, he conceived and implemented a strategy which saw his small, poorly-equipped forces repeatedly defeat Crown troops and bring down the apparatus of governance in Wales. Following these achievements, he held native parliaments and established diplomatic contact with surrounding powers. This led to a treaty with France, after the conclusion of which, he welcomed French forces to Welsh soil to campaign with the rebels. In brief, Owain erected a rebel state and won international recognition. Owain's foreign support was fractured by the intrigues of exceptionally talented English diplomats at work in the French court. This created an environment which allowed Crown forces to concentrate on defeating the rebellion in Wales. Although ultimately unsuccessful, Owain emerges from the era as a gifted and honourable leader, giving the Welsh a figure commonly recalled as a hero.

This hardback book is in excellent condition.

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Author(s):
Gideon Brough
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
14.6 x 22.1 cms
Edition:
2017
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1784535931
ISBN-13:
9781784535933
Number of pages:
313
Publisher:
I.B. Tauris
Title:
The Rise and Fall of Owain Glyn Dŵr

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Owain Glyn Dŵr is one of the great figures of Welsh and military history. Initially a loyal subject of the king of England, he reluctantly took up arms against the Crown he had served. Once committed to rebellion, he proved surprisingly talented at leading rebel troops against a theoretically vastly superior enemy. Not solely a warrior, he conceived and implemented a strategy which saw his small, poorly-equipped forces repeatedly defeat Crown troops and bring down the apparatus of governance in Wales. Following these achievements, he held native parliaments and established diplomatic contact with surrounding powers. This led to a treaty with France, after the conclusion of which, he welcomed French forces to Welsh soil to campaign with the rebels. In brief, Owain erected a rebel state and won international recognition. Owain's foreign support was fractured by the intrigues of exceptionally talented English diplomats at work in the French court. This created an environment which allowed Crown forces to concentrate on defeating the rebellion in Wales. Although ultimately unsuccessful, Owain emerges from the era as a gifted and honourable leader, giving the Welsh a figure commonly recalled as a hero.

This hardback book is in excellent condition.

Author(s):
Gideon Brough
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
14.6 x 22.1 cms
Edition:
2017
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1784535931
ISBN-13:
9781784535933
Number of pages:
313
Publisher:
I.B. Tauris
Title:
The Rise and Fall of Owain Glyn Dŵr

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