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Owain Glyndwr (Welsh) Flag

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Eddie Butler takes us on a romp through Welsh history to discover the very first Welsh dragon flag, as we know it today. On the continent, the French pressed the English as the French army invaded the English Plantagenet Aquitaine. These arms (the simple four lions rampant or the Arms of Glyndwr) are still the arms of the modern nation-state of Wales.

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If you’ve enjoyed using our Owain Glyndŵr Colouring Pages and require additional teaching materials, why not have a look below? This blog is a documentary of his travels where he shares first-hand experience and travel tips for anyone else visiting Wales.Two golden wyverns couchant facing each other as in battle; one on a blue background and the other on a red background. During early 1405 the Welsh forces, who had until then won several easy victories, suffered a series of defeats.

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Simultaneously, the French landed in force at Milford Haven in west Wales and attempted to capture Pembroke Castle before they were bought off. It is a flat stone of whitish-grey shaped like a rude obelisk figure, sunk deep into the ground in the middle of an oblong patch of earth from which the turf has been pared away, and, alas, smashed into several fragments.By 1404 no less than four royal military expeditions into Wales had been repelled and Owain had solidified his control of the nation.

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The bard Iolo Goch, himself a Welsh lord, visited Glyndŵr in Sycharth in the 1390s and wrote a number of odes to Owain, praising his host's liberality and writing of Sycharth, "Rare was it there / to see a latch or a lock. The national Flag of Wales used by the Kingdom of Wales since 1400 is the Golden Dragon Rampant flag. By 1404 four English military expeditions had been repelled and Owain solidified his control of Wales. It is thought that his father died sometime before Owain was 11 years old, and the young prince was fostered to the household of Sir David Hanmer, an Anglo-Welsh judge.Edmund Mortimer died during the siege, and Owain's wife Margaret along with two of his daughters (including Catrin) and three of Mortimer's granddaughters were captured on the fall of the castle and imprisoned in the Tower of London. The Cross of St David has also been used as alternative Welsh flag by the Welsh state since independence in 1409. Previously, George Owen, in his book A Dialogue of the Present Government of Wales, written in 1594, commented on the topic of the " Cruell lawes against Welshmen made by Henrie the ffourth" in his attempts to quell the revolt. This group moved easily between Welsh and English societies and languages, occupying important offices for the Marcher Lords while maintaining their position as uchelwyr.

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Azure a cross Or on an inescutcheon of five Vert a Tudor Rose quarterly counter-changed Argent and Gules. Although negotiations with the lords of Ireland were unsuccessful, Glyndŵr had reason to hope that the French and Bretons might be more welcoming. All these things don’t need a flag, but the confidence to fly Glyndwr’s flag is a nod in the direction that other ideas, once ‘heretical’ can become mainstream and accepted. You see, Owain Glyndŵr is a large part of our history and, well, we’re not too big on the Anglicisation of our country’s greatest heroes. In June 1402, Glyndŵr defeated an English force led by Sir Edmund Mortimer near Pilleth (the Battle of Bryn Glas), where Mortimer was captured.In 1404 he created the first Welsh Parliament in Machynlleth to rule an independent nation, and it was then he was proclaimed the Prince of Wales. These flags were based on the German/Austrian state flags and consist of a green and white background. Children from Betws Gwerfil Goch and Gwyddelwern schools also make presentations, before the Cambrian Band marches onwards to the statue of Glyndŵr.

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