Sunday, 24 October 2010

THE BATTLE OF VYRNWY 24 MEDI 1400: 'TARIAN GLYNDWR' BATTLEFIELD REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN EVENT AT VYRNWY CENTRE.

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EMBASSY GLYNDWR CARRIED OUT A  'TARIAN GLYNDWR' BATTLEFIELD REGISTRATION ACTION TO MARK AS NEAR AS POSSIBLE LOCATION OF THE FIRST BATTLE OF FYRNWY WE HAD HOPED TO DO THIS ON the 24 SEPTEMBER BUT THIS WAS NOT TO BE SO. However, I at last was able to place a SIMPLE HAND MADE Registration PLAQUE aS A TEMPORARY MEASURE AT LOCATION AS  NEAR AS POSSIBLE  TO WHERE THIS BATTLE MAY HAVE BEEN FOUGHT. THE LOCATION I HAVE CHOSEN IS AS MUCH SYMBOLIC AND ALSO TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE TO SEE THE PLAQUE, THUS FOTOS BELOW WILL SHOW TWO POSSIBLE PLACE FOR THE PLAQUE. BOTH ARE CLOSE TO THE WHERE GLYNDWR WAY MEETS AT ROAD TO LLANWYDDN CLOSE BY THE VYRNWY ESTATE CENTRE. HOPEFULLY, IN TIME THE VYRNWY ESTATE WILL THEMSELVES SET UP A MORE PROFFESSIONALLY FINNISHED BATTLE SITE PLAQUE AND COMMISSION A SCULPTURE TO SYMBOLICALLY REPRESENT THE BATTLE, SUCH WOULD BE A GOOD ADDITION TO THEIR SCULPTURE PARK. 



THE BATTLE TOOK PLACE ON THE 24 SEPTEMBER 1400, A DEFEAT OF SORTS FOR THE WELSH BUT THE BEGINNING OF A GREAT STRUGGLE FOR WELSH FREEDOM, OUR LAST GREAT WAR FOR WELSH INDEPENDENCE, A WAR OF NATIONAL LIBERATION THAT WAS TO LAST 21 YEARS. IT BEGAN AT LLYS GLYNDYFRDWY ON 16 MEDI 1400 WHEN OUR NATIONS 'FOUNDING FATHERS' GATHERED TO PLOT REBELLION AND DECLARED OWAIN AP GRUFFYDD FYCHAN 'TYWYSOG CYMRU'. TWO DAYS LATER ON 18 MEDI A SMALL ARMY GATHERED AT CAERDRWERYN AND FROM THERE ROAD OUT INTO HISTORY, ATTACKING RUTHIN AND RAIDING ON THEY ATTACKED A NUMBER OF COLONIAL CASTLE TOWNS IN THE NORTH EAST; DENBIGH, FLINT, HAWARDEN AND HOLT. BY THE 22 SEPTEMBER THE WELSH WERE ATTACKING THE TOWN OF OSWESTRY AIDED BY LOCAL WELSH WHO HAD DECIDED TO JOIN GLYNDWR'S SMALL 'REBEL', FAST RIDING RAIDING PARTY, BY THE 23TH SEPTEMBER GLYNDWR WAS LEADING THE REBEL BAND TO ATTACK POWIS CASTLE AND SACKING WELSHPOOL.




THEY THEN MADE THEIR WAY INTO THE HEARTLAND OF GLYNDWR'S FAMILY LANDS IN AREA OF MATHRAFEL, SITE OF THE ROYAL SEAT OF THE PRINCES OF POWYS/POWYS FADOG. ON TOWARDS THE WEST, TO CAMP ON THE BANKS OF THE AFON ERFYNWY, NO DOUBT WEIGHED DOWN BY PILLAGED GOODS, WEAPONS AND SUPPLIES AND A GROWING ARMY OF NEW RECRUITS AND CAMP FOLLOWERS. HOWEVER, THERE ON THE 24 SEPTEMBER THE WELSH WERE CAUGHT BY A QUICK ON THEIR TRAIL, 'POSSE' LED BY HUGH BURNELL SHERIFF OF SHROPSHIRE WHO CAUGHT UP WITH THE 'WELSH REBELS'. THERE ON THE BANKS OF AFON ERFYNWYA SKIRMISH AND RUNNING BATTLE TOOK PLACE WITH THE WELSH ESCAPING WEST ALONG THE AFON EFYRNWY INTO THE WILDS OF COED PENLLYN AND SAFTY OF THE BERWYN MOUNTAINS. THERE ARE THREE RIVERS LEADING TO THE WEST THAT MIGHT HAVE PROVIDED TRAILS TO FOLLOW, IN THIS AREA THERE ARE MOUNTAINS NAMED Y GADFA AND BRAICH Y OWEN. I WONDER IF THEY ARE LINKED TO THIS UNFOLDING STORY? PERSONALLY, I AM OF THE MIND ALSO THAT THEY MAY HAVE TAKEN A QUICKER ROUTE ALONG WAUN Y GADFA TO BWLCH Y GROES TOWARD BALA AND STRAIGHT ON TO ERYRI? PERHAPS SOME ONE OUT THERE AS SOME LOCAL KNOWLEDGE WHICH MIGHT HELP TRACK GLYNDWR AND HIS FOLLOWERS AFTER THE 'BATTLE OF ERFYNWY'.



.HAVING MADE THEIR WAY INTO THE SAFTY OF ERYRI FOR THE WINTER, OUT OF WHICH GLYNDWR WOULD LEAD A NOW, LARGER ARMY WITH NEW RECRUITS FROM ALL OVER JOINING WHAT WAS TO BECOME BY 1403 A GREAT NATIONAL ARMY OF LIBERATION. THAT RATHER NEAR CATASTROPHE ON THE BANKS OF AFON ERFYNWY iN THE AUTUMN OF1400, AN INCONSPICUOUS BEGINNING, A NEAR TOTAL DEFEAT WOULD GIVE CAUSE FOR A NATIONAL LIBERATION MOVEMENT TO COME INTO EXISTENCE. THUS WOULD BE LAUNCHED WHAT WOULD BECOME AN EMENSE LONG STRUGGLE STRUGGLE FOR WELSH NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY AND INDEPENDENCE, A FIGHT FOR THE FREEDOM OF WELSH PEOPLE FROM OPPRESSION AND TYRRANY, AS WELL FROM EXPROPRIATION OF THEIR LAND AND THE EXPLOITATION OF IT'S NATIONAL RESOUCES.
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TARIAN GLYNDWR CONTINUES THAT STRUGGLE:







16 Aug 2010 ... Mudiad Tarian Glyndŵr campaigns against oppression of our people and.... Embassy Glyndŵr's case against the Vyrnwy 'land' grab issue. ...


tarianglyndwr.blogspot.com/2010/08/introduction.html - Cached
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For further information on the Second Battle of Fyrnwy see blog link below:
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16 Aug 2010 ... Indeed, Plaid Cymru business! and I would bury my hostility to that party and support ... GWERSYLL POBL CYMRU/Wales Peoples Camp - VYRNWY . ...








ymgyrch.blogspot.com/ - Cached

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Juratus Oweyn.


Sian Ifan
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Saturday, 20 March 2010

BATTLE OF SHREWSBURY 21 JULY 1403: A Visit To Battlefield Centre March 2010.

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Battle of Shrewsbury - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe Battle of Shrewsbury was a battle fought on 21 July 1403, waged between an army led by the Lancastrian King, Henry IV, and a rebel army led by Henry ...


Background - Battle - Aftermath - Notes

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UK Battlefields Resource Centre - Medieval - The Battle of Battle ... - 13:01For more information on the Shrewsbury 1403 battlefield centre please CLICK HERE. KEY FACTS. Name: Battle of Shrewsbury. Type: Battle Campaign: ...

www.battlefieldstrust.com › Home › Medieval - Cached - Similar
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Battle of Shrewsbury Exhibition Centre > Home

Battlefield 1403Come and join us at Battlefield 1403 and discover more about the battle of Shrewsbury at the Exhibition Centre. 
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I really do consider a visit to the Exhibition Centre a well worthwhile outing, perhaps on and around the annual anniversary of the battle (21 July 1403) especially for  Pobl Fflintshire who could lay flowers (as we did- see pics below) in memory of the Welsh who fought and died in the battle.
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A falsehood we must lay to rest is the above lie as to Glyndŵr having avoided the battle. At this time - and for much of July, Glyndŵr was in West Wales with the grand Liberation Army however, as soon as he heard of the disasterous losses of the men of Fflintshire, he broke away from his military mission in the West of Wales, heading back to the North East to defend that area from a potential major military invasion following the Battle of Shrewsbury. Thence on, the invasion of Southern Wales was led by Glyndŵr's great General, Rhys Gethin, who took the Castles of Swansea and Neath then going on to win the Battle of Stalling Down at the end of July. Rhys Gethin then led the Army of Southern Liberation in an attack on Cardiff Castle and engaged the English enemy wherever they could be found in Glamorgan whilst Glyndŵr defended the North East.
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Hope the above will be of interest and a 'taster' to encourage you to visit the Battlefield and Exhibition Centre. Do also visit their excellent website. Other than this, do support our campaign to have all Glyndŵr associated Battlesites in Wales recognised in a similar way as to the above and for such work to be concluded by 2014 - the 660th anniversary of the Birth of our 'Mab Darogan' in 1354. That's five years for this important 'Gwaith Coffâd Glyndŵr' to be completed so, get busy - and note, its certainly worthwhile to visit the  'I'r Gad Welsh Battlefields Campaign blog' as a blog that will give you valuable information and assistance towards achieving the aforementioned.
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Regards above poster please visit our Owain Glyndŵr Communicates blog.
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S.Ifan