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Owain Glyndŵr was the last native Welsh person to hold the title Prince of Wales and he led the most serious challenge to English authority in Wales since the conquest of 1282–3. He was born c.1359 to Gruffudd Fychan, and to Elen, daughter of Owain ap Thomas ap Llywelyn, both of Welsh princely stock. As a young man his career was typical of a young man of gentle birth - as apprentice-at-law and in military service.

The immediate spark for Owain's revolt seems to have been with King Henry IV’s unwillingness to mediate fairly in a dispute between Owain and his neighbour, Reginald Grey of the Ruthin marcher lordship.

On September 16, 1400, Glyndŵr instigated the Welsh Revolt against the rule of Henry IV of England. A group of Owain's supporters proclaimed him Prince of Wales at Glyndyfrdwy. Although initially successful, capturing castles such as Conwy in 1401 and Harlech in 1404, the rebellion began to weaken by 1406, and by 1415 the rebellion had petered out.

You can book to meet one of Owain’s supporters - at either Beaumaris Castle, Caernarfon Castle, Conwy Castle, Harlech Castle, Kidwelly Castle or Laugharne Castle -  to expertly guide you through Owain’s story. You will be asked to join the cause and spread the word, through the role of a bard.

This with our supporting online resources, will enable participants to build, communicate and apply effectively a solid base of knowledge about the time of Owain Glyndŵr.

These sessions can be booked directly with sites, on a first come first served basis.

So where will you choose to meet?

Weds 17 July 

Tues 10 Sept

Mon 16 Sept

Sessions at 10.00, 11.00, 12.30 and 13.30

Phone 01248 810361

Mon 15 July 

Thurs 12 Sept

Tues 17 Sept

Sessions at 10.00, 11.00, 12.30 and 13.30

Phone 01286 677617    

Tues 16 July

Wed 11 Sept

Wed 18 Sept

Sessions at 10.00, 11.00, 12.30 and 13.30

Phone 01492 592358    

Thurs 4 July

Thurs 18 July

Mon 9 Sept

Thurs 19 Sept

Sessions at 10.00, 11.00, 12.30 and 13.30

Phone 01766 780552     

Mon 8 July

Tues 16 July

Mon 9 Sept

Wed 18 Sept

Sessions at 10.00, 11.00, 12.30 and 13.30

Phone 01554 890104    

Thurs 11 July

Thurs 18 July

Mon 16 Sept

Wed 25 Sept

Sessions at 10.00, 11.00, 12.30 and 13.30

Phone 01994 427906