Owain Glyndŵr and his Uprising

Reconstruction of Sycharth

Reconstruction of Sycharth

Title: Owain Glyndŵr and his uprising – Interpretation Plan
Date: June 2010
Creator: Sian Shakespear Associates

This plan looks at the storyline related to Owain Glyndŵr, his life (c1359- c1416) and his leading role in the wars against English authority during the late 14th early 15th century. Amongst the sites associated with this period are Glyndŵr’s courts at Sycharth and Glyndyfrdwy; and the castles at Aberystwyth and Harlech. It makes the links between this storyline and the others in the the broader story strand of the Castles and Princes of Medieval Wales.

The approach
The plan includes a useful analysis of the historical and literary sources that help paint the picture of Glyndŵr’s life. It includes an audit of relevant sites and makes suggestions as to how they might be interpreted. It also contains ideas for two geographical site-based clusters.