Owain Glyndwr: the life and legacy of a Prince of Wales
Tutor: Richard StoneCourse Code: 3422-05


An unlikely rebel, Owain Glyndwr studied at the Inns of Court and campaigned with the English army before retiring to what he intended to be a comfortable life with his wife and family as lord of Glyndyfrdwy. Destiny intervened, and his subsequent revolt against English rule, fuelled by an ambitious vision of an independent Wales made him a national hero.


Beginning with an exploration of how relations between Wales and England evolved from the early-medieval period, through Norman influence, to conquest by Edward I. Then, making extensive use of primary historical sources, the course follows Owain Glyndwr, looking at his early life and education, the motivation behind his rebellion, and the reasons why he ultimately failed to achieve his dream, concluding with a consideration of Owain’s legacy and his status in Wales today.

Please bring with you

A notebook and pen will be useful.
‘Show & tell items’ are always welcome’


Suitable for all levels

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD


Richard Stone

Richard Stone

Richard is an experienced tutor and the author of several books on history. He holds a Masters degree from the University of Leicester.

22nd to 23rd Aug 2022
Monday to Tuesday


9.15amStudents arrive (coffee available)
9.30amTeaching session
12.45-1.45Lunch for all
1.45-5pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
7-9.00amBreakfast for residents
9.30amTeaching session
12.45-1.45Lunch for all
1.45-5pmLast teaching session

"Most interesting." (Summer School 2019)

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