Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The Tripartite Indenture of 1405 - The Past as Present

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.[1]


  1. The eastern border of Wales was to be fixed at Onnenau Meigion, modern day Six Ashes between Bridgnorth and Kinver, on the east bank of the Hafren/Severn. I have already set up an outpost in Kinver and fly the Welsh flag here. When the 'great eagle' appears at Six Ashes, that will be the time for the invasion of Lloegr!

  2. Kinver has, at various times in the past, been spelt on maps and documents as: Kinfare, Kynfare, Chenfare, Chenevare and Cynefare. It is thought likely that it is a corruption of Cefn Fawr - a Welsh phrase meaning Big Ridge, featuring, as it does, a big sandstone ridge