Thursday, 7 April 2011

Welsh hero Owain Glyndwr

Owain Glyndwr was a Welsh ruler and the last native Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales. He led a long and unsuccessful uprising aginst Henry IV of England - the last war of independence.  Owain was never captured or tempted by Royal pardons. He was last seen in 1412 his last years still a mystery.

In 2002 Owain Glyndwr was voted 23rd out of 100 Greatest Britons. Glyndwr Day 16th September is celebrated by the flying of Welsh flags.

The Owain Glyndwr Centre in Machynlleth tells of his campaigns and plans for the future of Wales. Visit the site of the National Assembley of Wales held by Owain Glyndwr in midsummer 1404 when he was crowned Prince of Wales.

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