Review: Owain Glyndwr, The Story of the Last Prince of Wales by Terry Breverton
Author: Terry Breverton
Publisher: In August 2009 Amberley Publishing LTD
Labels: Welsh History
Pages: 288 total, with 32 Color Illustrations
Rating: 4 Stars
Owain Glyndwr's birth has been given in three dates: 1349, 1354, and 1355. "The most accredited date is 28 May 1354". Three major bloodlines were in him. He studied at Oxford or Cambridge, possibly studying law. He married, and had six sons, 7 daughters. When Glyndwr went to war against England, Henry II had taken the throne. The year was 1400. The war would last 15 years.
Terry Breverton through documented research, plus a strong dedication for the truth of Welsh history, has written a remarkable historical book.
This is the second book on Welsh history I've read by Terry Breverton, I'm just amazed at his dedication to study and research in his topics. I'm even more amazed at his candor in wanting accurate information given about Welsh history.
The primary theme is Owain Glyndwr, yet several other historical figures were written about.
- Richard II
- House of Plantagenet
- John of Gaunt
- Edmund Mortimer
- Earl of Warwick
- Henry IV
- Tudor family
I felt the book was well-written, organized and arranged well, and very interesting. There are 32 color photographs of Wales which includes the various locations of interest from the book.
Thank you to Amberley for my free review copy.
Links for more information on Owain Glyndwr
The Owain Glyndwr Society
100 Welsh Heroes
My interview of the author, Terry Breverton.
Link @ Amazon:
My review of The Welsh by Terry Breverton.