Submission and Aftermath

R. R. Davies

in The Revolt of Owain Glyn Dŵr

Published in print November 1995 | ISBN: 9780198205081
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191676499 | DOI:
Submission and Aftermath

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The long-drawn-out demise of the Glyn Dŵr revolt should not occasion great surprise. Though the revolt had begun with a formal defiant act at Glyndyfrdwy in September 1400 followed by an even more public foray across north-east Wales, the rebellion was in most parts of Wales a guerrilla campaign, marked by the withdrawal of obedience and the collapse of royal and seignorial control, and punctuated by very occasional raids. In other words, the revolt was often less the replacement of one structure of authority by another, nor even necessarily the pledging of support to the rebel cause, more the effective collapse of the existing pattern and mechanisms of authority. Wales had slipped out of its old pattern of obedience. By the same token, the return to obedience was often a hesitant and gradual process.

Keywords: Owain Glyn Dŵr; revolt; rebellion; defeat; obedience

Chapter.  16621 words. 

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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