Owain Glyndŵr

A Casebook

Edited by Michael Livingston and John K. Bollard

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ISBN: 9780859898843

Publication: July 10, 2013

Series: Liverpool Historical Casebooks

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This book presents the original text and English translations of the medieval and post-medieval records, documents, poems and chronicles relating to Owain Glyndŵr (1357?-1415, revolutionary and the last native Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales), his career and his legacy. In addition, textual notes and essays on the historical, social and literary context of these documents will provide up-to-date perspectives and commentary on the man and his times. For the first time, historians, literary scholars, students and the general reader will be able to view a wide range of materials collected in a single volume and will be able to assess for themselves the significance of Glyndŵr in Welsh, English and European history from the late Middle Ages into the Renaissance – and to redress the imbalance of historical accounts past and present. The high profile international contributors include: John K. Bollard, Independent Scholar of Welsh Kelly DeVries, Loyola University, Maryland Helen Fulton, University of York Rhidian Griffiths, Independent Scholar Elissa R. Henken, University of Georgia Michael Livingston, The Citadel Alicia Marchant, University of Western Australia Scott Lucas, The Citadel William Oram, Smith College Gruffydd Aled Williams, Aberystwyth University

John K. Bollard is a Medieval Welsh scholar, editor, and lexicographer. He has published extensively on ‘The Mabinogi’ and other early Welsh works, including popular translations of ‘The Mabinogi’ (2006), ‘Companion Tales to The Mabinogi’ (2007), and ‘Tales of Arthur’ (2010).

Michael Livingston is Associate Professor of English at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina and author of 'The Battle of Brunanburh: A Casebook' (2011) and 'Owain Glyndwr: A Casebook' (2013).

ILLUSTRATIONS ABBREVIATIONS CONTRIBUTORS PREFACE: OWAIN GLYNDŴR’S CASEBOOK - Michael Livingston MAP OF WALES OWAIN GLYNDŴR: A CHRONOLOGY SOURCES ON OWAIN GLYNDŴR Texts and Translations Notes 1. Prophecy of Six Kings 2. Iolo Goch, Conversation Between the Soul and Body 3. Gruffudd Llwyd, Owain’s Exploits in Scotland 4. Iolo Goch, Owain’s Exploits in Scotland 5. Gruffudd Llwyd, I Know No Greater Lord 6. Iolo Goch, Owain Glyndŵr’s Lineage 7. Scrope-Grosvenor Trial Report 8. Iolo Goch, Owain Glyndŵr’s Court 9. Owain Glyndŵr, Grant of Lands 10. Henry IV, Confiscation of Owain’s Lands 11. De Oweino Glendworedy 12. Henry IV, Protection for Submitting Rebels 13. Rolls of Parliament, 1401 14. Henry IV, Pardon for Welsh Rebels 15. Adam of Usk, Chronicle, part 1 16. Henry IV, Commission: Threat of Owain 17. John Charlton, Battle with Owain 18. Hotspur, Battle at Cader Idris 19. Henry IV, Proclamation against Owain 20. Owain at a Funeral 21. Henry Percy, Owain’s Parley 22. Adam of Usk, Chronicle, part 2 23. Henry IV, Battle of Bryn Glas 24. Henry Percy, Owain Denies Genocide 25. Rolls of Parliament, 140 26. Edmund Mortimer, Defection to Owain 70 27. Iolo Goch, When His Authority Was Greatest 28. Historia vitae 29. Terror in Shropshire 30. Prince Henry, Razing of Owain’s Homes 31. Owain Glyndŵr, Letter to Henry Dwn 32. John Scudamore, Plea for Aid 33. Jankyn Havard, Plea for Aid 34. Richard Kingston, Plea for Aid 35. Jankyn Havard, Plea for Aid 36. Burgesses of Caerleon, Owain and the Prophet 37. Richard Kingston, Plea for Aid 38. William Venables, Owain Threatens Harlech 39. William Venables, Owain Attacks Caernarfon 40. Rolls of Parliament, 1404 41. Henry Scarisbrec, Harlech Near Surrender 42. Chronicle of Dieulacres Abbey 43. Owain Glyndŵr, Authorizing Ambassadors to France 44. Prince Henry, Defending the March 45. Louis of Bourbon, Letter to Henry III of Castile 46. Confederation between Wales and France 47. Tripartite Indenture 48. Prince Henry, Battle of Grosmont 49. John Stanley, Harlech Parliament 50. Henry IV, Resisting the French Invasion 51. Owain Glyndŵr, Pennal Letter I 52. Owain Glyndŵr, Pennal Letter II 53. Madog ap Gronw Gethin, Praise of the River Dee 54. Llywelyn ab y Moel, Battle of Waun Gaseg 55. Llywelyn ab y Moel, Praise of the Rebels’ Lair 56. Rolls of Parliament, 1407 57. Gruffudd ap Dafydd, Defying Lord Grey of Ruthin 58. Lord Grey of Ruthin, Welsh Outlawry 59. Rolls of Parliament, 1411 60. Henry IV, General Amnesty to Rebels 61. Henry IV, Licence to Treat with Owain 62. Adam of Usk, Chronicle, part 3 63. Rolls of Parliament, 1414 64. Henry V, Licence to Treat with Owain 65. Henry V, Licence to Treat with Owain’s Son 66. Michel Pintoin, Chronicle of Charles VI 67. Adam of Usk, Chronicle, part 4 68. Thomas Walsingham, St. Albans Chronicle 69. Pierre Cochon, Normandy Chronicle 172 70. Chronicle of Owain Glyndŵr 172 71. Prose Brut (Common Version to 1419) 174 72. Continuation of the Eulogium historiarum 73. Prose Brut (Peculiar Version to 1437) 74. Wigmore Chronicle 75. London Chronicle of Harley 565 76. Glyndŵr 77. Jean Juvenal des Ursins, History of Charles VI 78. Polychronicon Continuation 79. Walter Bower, Scotichronicon 80. Enguerrand de Monstrelet, Chronicle 81. John Capgrave, Liber de Illustribus Henricis 82. Jehan de Waurin, Collection of Chronicles 83. John Hardyng, Chronicle 84. Gutun Owain, History of the Kings of the English 85. Gregory’s Chronicle 86. Out of an Old Chronicle 1471 87. John Rous, Historia regum Angliae 88. Rhys Pennardd, Glyndŵr’s War 89. Beauchamp Pageant 90. A Poem of Warning to Owain Glyndŵr 91. The Wart on Owain Glyndŵr’s Head 92. On the First Plague and Owain’s Birth 93. Middle English Vita Henrici Quinti 94. John Leland, Itinerary in Wales 95. Edward Hall, Chronicle 96. Elis Gruffudd, Chronicle 97. Polydore Vergil, Historia Anglica 98. William Baldwin, Mirror for Magistrates 99. Robert Glover, Glyndŵr’s Pedigree 100. Raphael Holinshed, Chronicles 101. William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 1 NOTES TO THE TEXTS ESSAYS ON OWAIN GLYNDŴR Owain Glyndŵr, Princeps Wallie - John K. Bollard Owain Glyndŵr: The Name - Gruffydd Aled Williams Owain Glyndŵr’s Way of War - Kelly DeVries The Battle of Bryn Glas, 1402 - Michael Livingston Owain Glyndŵr and the Prophetic Tradition - Helen Fulton An “Amazing” Claim: The Tripartite Indenture - Michael Livingston Owain Glyndŵr and the Poets - John K. Bollard The Later Welsh Poetry Referencing Owain - Gruffydd Aled Williams A Narrative Approach to Chronicles - Alicia Marchant What Did Shakespeare Make of Owain Glyndŵr? - William Oram Owain Glyndŵr in Folklore and the Popular Imagination - Elissa R. Henken BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX

This casebook will appeal to multiple audiences, including scholars unfamiliar with Owain’s career and undergraduates.
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This comprehensive collection of the records pertaining to Owain Glyndwr will transform our understanding not only of his rebellion against Henry IV but also of Welsh-English relations in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Livingston and Bollard have brought together Welsh, English, and French sources in five languages, ranging from royal acts to letters to poetry and more. Contextualized by a helpful set of essays, these documents give us Owain as many of us have never seen him before: the sophisticated and hospitable nobleman admired by poets, the canny strategist making use of prophetic traditions both English and Welsh to build political alliances, the figure molded by legend into something quite different from either of these—the sorcerer at once terrifying and laughable of the English, the longed-for redeemer hero of the Welsh.
Catherine McKenna  
Margaret Brooks Robinson Professor of Celtic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

This is the definitive collection of texts in translation relating to the great Welshman's uprising. It covers all aspects of his revolt and sets it in its historical context.
John France  
Professor, Swansea University

The multilingual array of texts and translations, along with detailed notes and authoritative essays by specialists in the history and literature of this period make this volume a superb introduction to a key episode in the history of late medieval Britain.
Dafydd Johnston  
Professor and Director, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies

Format: Hardback

Size: 248 × 176 mm

640 Pages

ISBN: 9780859898843

Publication: July 10, 2013

Series: Liverpool Historical Casebooks

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