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the book could better be used by students learning about bias in the ...
on 15 October 2015
Whilst this was an interesting and readable run through of Glyn Dwr's revolt, the book could better be used by students learning about bias in the writing of history. Full of unevidenced assertions eg "we have no need to believe" the claim that Glyn Dwr had 60 captured soldiers put to death. Eg. "there is no need to swallow the rest of the story" about Glyn Dwr's quarrel with Hywel Sele. Davies may be right, but provide some evidence! Eg. What evidence suggests Glyn Dwr began his rebellion because of his vision rather than personal ambition? It doesn't appear to exist one way or the other. And in any case they are not mutually exclusive. The book is full of pejorative language throughout, presenting a largely (but not completely) uncritical, highly complimentary picture of Glyn Dwr that perhaps was driven more by hero worship than a dispassionate presentation of evidence. .