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Owen Glendower; Owain Glyn Dŵr; Owain ap Gruffudd Fychan , declared prince of Wales

Born: c. 1359   Died: c. 1416   

Welsh national hero who led one of the most serious native uprising against English authority. He was declared prince of Wales on 16 September 1400.

Glyn Dŵr sought to establish a national Welsh church, independent of Canterbury, and was supported by a number of the Cistercian houses in Wales, who suffered for their allegiance.

Sites associated with this person

Cwmhir Abbey, Powys (Causes destruction)

Maenan Abbey, Conwy (Caused destruction)

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Dunn, Elizabeth, 'Owain Glyndŵr and Radnorshire', Transactions of the Radnorshire Society, 67 (1937), pp. 27-35

Griffiths, R. A., 'Some secret supporters of Owain Glyn Dwr', Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, 37 (1964), pp. 77-100

Hurlock, Kathryn, 'Pilgrimage', in Monastic Wales: New Approaches, ed. Janet Burton and Karen Stöber (University of Wales: Cardiff, 2013), pp. 119-131

Web links (open in new window)

Seal of Owain Glyn Dŵr (1404) (View website)

Smith, Llinos, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online - Owain Glyn Dŵr (View website) (Subscription reqd.)


 
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