5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 7 September 2012
An excellent book accessible to the academic or non-academic likewise. Written by the leading academic on this subject, it should be read by Welsh and English people because of the insight it provides into fifteenth century Welsh history and politics. English people are generally ignorant of Welsh history. Sadly, this is also true of most Welsh people. This is definitely recommended reading.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 16 August 2013
R.R.Davies is regarded as the leading authority on Owain Glyn Dwr and his period and this succinct but thorough survey of the Welsh freedom fighter's political and military career certainly supports this reputation. Much is lost of the history of this period when documentary evidence is comparatively fragmentary but Davies's profound knowledge and understanding of the complicated political situation, the relations between England and Wales and the peculiarities of the still often tribal interactions within Wales enables him to make a comprehensible analysis of Glyn Dwr's rapid rise to power, comparatively long period of success and ultimate, perhaps inevitable failure. It is a compelling narrative, recounted in an authoritative but readable style free from academic jargon and can be recommended equally to the student of history and the general reader.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 20 February 2014
a welsh hero , even i got stumped trying to pronounce some of the names even though im a welshman , still enjoyed it though