Friday, 22 June 2018
Another Great Welsh Victory - 22nd June 1402 - The Battle of Bryn Glas also known as Battle of Pilleth -
There were few contemporary sources for details of the battle, and some, such as that of Adam of Usk, contained inaccuracies.
Most details must therefore be assumptions, although the ground remains largely unchanged and provides a reasonable basis for them.
Mortimer's army was seeking to bring Glyndwr's smaller army to battle. Although the location was only just inside Wales, Glyndwr undoubtedly had many local informants and sympathisers, and could plan a decisive battle.
Probably, he had also been able to summon reinforcements from other parts of Wales, which moved rapidly over hill tracks, and was therefore far stronger than Mortimer realised.
Though always a risky tactic, Glyndwr divided his army. Part of the army, including many archers armed with the powerful longbow, was placed on the slopes of the hill.
The remainder were concealed in a valley to the left of the hill, camouflaged by thick foliage.
Mortimer's army formed up and advanced up the slope, against the Welsh archers clearly in view. With the advantage of height, Glyndwr's archers outranged Mortimer's (themselves armed with longbows).
As Mortimer's men at arms tried to close with Glyndwr's archers, the Welsh troops who had been concealed in the valley emerged to attack Mortimer's right flank and rear.
At some stage, contingents of Welsh archers in Mortimer's army defected, and loosed arrows against their former comrades.
It is not known whether their defection was planned in advance, or whether they chose to back Glyndwr in the middle of the battle as the likely winner.
Their action contributed to the confusion of Mortimer's army which, attacked from the steep slopes above, and from their flank and rear, was destroyed.
Among those killed were Sir Walter Devereaux of Weobley, and Sir Robert Whitney, who was Henry IV's Knight-Marshal
SEE ALSO THE GREAT WELSH VICTORY AT HYDDGEN
Posted by nickglais at 11:00
Thursday, 21 June 2018
THE TRIPARTITE INDENTURE
Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr has noticed all the talk about Northern England joining Scotland as they have interests that are different from the South of England, so we thought it time to revive Glyndwr's idea of the Tripartite Indenture of 1405 and visit the past as present.
The maps reflect the British Isles as it might have been with an Owain Glyndwr victory two England's and a larger Wales
The Tripartite Indenture was an agreement made in February 1405 between Owain Glyndŵr, Edmund Mortimer, and Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, agreeing to divide England up between them at the expense of Henry IV.
Glyndŵr was to be given Wales, and a substantial part of the west of England, including the English portions of the Welsh Marches.
Northumberland was to have received the north, as well as Northamptonshire, Norfolk, Warwickshire, and Leicestershire.
The Mortimers were to have received the rest of southern England.
Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr cannot let this occasion pass without commenting on the Welsh Assembly that extension of the British State in Wales and certainly not a Welsh Parliament.
Look at its record on the Question of Welsh Land and Water basic elements of a country and you soon will soon discover it is not an institution that defends Wales.
There is a a need for a ground up Congress to represent the Welsh People and we see that as a Welsh Republican Congress the antithesis and nemesis of the Welsh Assembly.
Posted by nickglais at 02:10
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
I ymladd dros ryddid dy wlad - Plethyn - Hyddgen - celebrating a Welsh Victory at Battle of Hyddgen June 1401
Mor dawel yw'r llethrau heno
O Hyddgen i Darren Bwlch Gwyn
A'r niwlen yn drwch dros y moelni
Fel amdo a'r Garn at y llyn
Daw dim i darfu ar lonyddwch
Gylfinir a'i chri uwch y dwr
A'r defaid yn pori'n ddihidio
Wrth Gerrig Cyfamod Glyndwr
(Cytgan:) Hyddgen, unwaith fe gefaist dy awr
A seiniau buddugoliaeth yn atsain drwy'r tir
A seiniau buddugoliaeth drwy'r tir
Ni welir un milwr yno
O Hyddgen i Darren Bwlch Gwyn
Daeth rhoncwellt canrifoedd i guddio
Pob defnyn o waed ar y bryn
Ond lle bu ei faner unwaith
Ar gopa Pumlumon Fawr
Mae'r creigiau yn dal y dystio
I Hyddgen gael ei awr
Cytgan) A dreuliaist ti orig ar Hyddgen
A cherdded hyd Darren Bwlch Gwyn
I brofi o falchder hen fynydd
Sy'n datgan 'Bu Owain fan hyn'?
A deimlaist ti gynwrf y goncwest
A glywaist ti utgorn y gad
Yn dal i'th alw i'r frwydr
I ymladd dros ryddid dy wlad??
JUNE 1401 SOUNDS OF VICTORY THROUGHOUT THE LAND
Posted by nickglais at 03:26
Tuesday, 19 June 2018
We would like to put fire into Land and Water Campaigns the basic elements of a country - not just language and religion - a country also needs money hence a Public Bank for Wales is a vital necessity.
Land and Water and Money are the three essentials of a Welsh National Revival and Renaissance as outlined by the Welsh Socialist Republican Congress in October 2016,
Posted by nickglais at 13:35
Monday, 18 June 2018
Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr – the Great Unrest in Wales sends greetings and solidarity to the Scottish Republican Socialist Movement on the occasion of your Celebration of the Battle of Bannockburn
Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr – the Great Unrest in Wales sends greetings and solidarity to the Scottish Republican Socialist Movement on the occasion of your Celebration of the Battle of Bannockburn.
We hail the Scottish Struggle for Independence as reflected in the Battle of Bannockburn we also hail John Maclean who combined the national struggle with the struggle for socialism and was an enemy of what Lenin called Imperialist Economism a fatal disease that still plagues the British Left.
Red Salute to the Scottish Republican Socialist Movement from your class brothers and sisters in Wales.
Posted by nickglais at 00:26