The Glyndŵr Rebellion and its Aftermath

Glanmor Williams

in Renewal and Reformation

Published in print January 1993 | ISBN: 9780192852779
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670558 | DOI:

Series: History of Wales

The Glyndŵr Rebellion and its Aftermath

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In the 1390s, a decade before Owain Glyndŵr uprising, law and order had been deteriorating in Wales as well as dissatisfaction growing among the populace. However, the rebellion was a failure. This chapter discusses the consequences of the Glyndŵr Rebellion. The most destructive and long-lasting effect, experienced in the border districts of England and Wales, were its appalling economic and social endpoints. The rebellion brought long years of warfare which, economically was a much a greater evil than plague. All of Wales experienced the ravages caused by the rebellion and the efforts to suppress it. When the rebellion was at its height, economic life was so disrupted and the administration of county and lordship was so paralyzed that no revenues could be raised or courts conducted in many districts. The most consequential effect was the way in which it drastically speeded up changes that had long been in progress.

Keywords: Owain Glyndŵr; Wales; Glyndŵr Rebellion; economy; warfare; economic life; lordship; districts; revenues

Chapter.  13666 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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