Blog Entries by Owain Glyndŵr

Attack on Lord Grey!

28th September 1400

off to war

I declared myself Prince of Wales on Sept 16th 1400. A date that, I’ll bet, will change the course of history! We will force the English out of Wales.

At the moment I am collecting support for my attack on the thieving Lord Grey of Ruthin. After hearing word of my campaign, many supporters have arrived. Hundreds of people have returned to Wales from England where they worked or studied. We will all meet tomorrow on my mound.

Among all the men two small children have turned up and they are full of enthusiasm for my campaign! They are funny looking creatures and they wear the strangest clothes! The beg me to let them take part. They have no idea of the danger they are in but I agree to let them carry my flag for the first leg of the march as long as they promise to disappear a few miles before we meet Grey.

The plan is to kidnap Grey, I think a ransome for his release of 10 000 Marks, thats £6,600 in today’s money – Ed and destroy his army. We will attack Ruthin and burn it to the ground! It is market day tomorrow and people will be off their guard. Ha! That will show those English idiots.

Owain Glyndwr – Prince of Wales!

15 September 1400

I cannot believe the language used by that scoundral so called King Henry. How dare he tell me to go back to my uncivilized mole hill and be thankful I still have my head. I have been treated badly by the ill-bred deceitful King Henry IV.Prince of Wales

My so called English neighbours think they can take over round here after all I’ve done for them! These loutish English have pushed me too far!

I am a princely descendant of the Kings of Wales. My military strategy and bravery in battle is second to none. These English dogs better watch out. Tomorrow I declare my self Prince of Wales!

Lord Grey of Ruthin stole my land!

01 September 1400

Lord Grey of Ruthin that underhand scoundrel has stolen some of my lands! This is astounding behaviour! Who does he think he is? We have put up with the English settlers for more than 100 years. We have allowed them to become rich from our beautiful lands and this is how they treat us!

Well, I will not rise to his level of petty squabbling. We’ll see what Parliament in London and King Henry IV have to say about this. He has behaved in a thoroughly criminal manner. I feel sure that my friends in the court and Parliament will put that Lord Grey in his place and return my land back to me.