Monday, 21 March 2011

Mynwy - An Integral Part of Wales

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Before I commence on this very important post, please read the newspaper reports in the links below. Pobl Glyndŵr and all other Gwent patriots must launch a counter campaign now!

Move Monmouthshire into England, says referendum campaign - Wales ...

 - 14 Mar
6 Jan 2007 ... A CAMPAIGN to move Monmouthshire to England has been officially launched. ... Robin Tilbrook, chairman of The English Democrats, said, "Our campaign is for a referendum for ... Have your say on Wales news in our Forums. ... - Similar

  1. BBC News - English Democrats want vote on Monmouthshire Welshness

     - 14 Mar
    13 Mar 2011 ... The English Democrats, at their spring conference in Middlesex, say they want the vote to settle the issue. Monmouthshire was the only ... - Cached
  2. English Democrats call for Monmouthshire Vote. | Forums | Wales Online

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    The English Democrats, at their spring conference in Middlesex, say they ... - Cached
  4. Historically, Mynwy was part of the ancient Celtic lands of Siluria and, post Roman, became the medieval kingdom of Gwent. In the 11th century, King Gruffydd ap Llywelyn sought to make it part of a united Wales but this was forestalled by Saxon agression and, not much later, by Norman invasion and colonisation. However, in the 15th century, Gwent was to fully support the Owain Glyndŵr War of Welsh Independence and many of Glyndŵr's battles were fought in Gwent - such as at Graig y Dorth, Llyngoed,  Y Grysmwnt and, most signifigantly, Pwll Melyn (1405).  The county became known as Monmouthshire later via the 1536 Act of Union - which nobody in Cymru signed for anyway.

Owain Glyndŵr, besides heavy losses incurred in most of the Gwent battles, clearly felt that this part of his 'Teyrnas Glyndŵr' was worth fighting for just as much as all other parts of Wales. I thus call upon Gwent 'Pobl Glyndŵr' and all  other Cymric  patriots in the area to rise to the occasion to, in the first instance, ensure that all Owain Glyndŵr connections in Gwent are made more publically known with Battle Site Plaques and memorials.
Other things that could and needs to be done are:
a)  A Gwent 'Llwybr Glyndŵr'.

b)  An annual celebration of the victory at Graig y Dorth concluding with a Cyngerdd Glyndŵr in Trefynwy.

c) Annual commemorations for the other battles of Grosmont, Campstone Hill and Pwll Melyn.

Plus, of course, there's a need to see much more of 'Baneri Glyndŵr' flying high all over Gwent - especially as part of the 'counter campaign' earlier mentionedand particularly so on 28 May21 June and of course16 Sept
What is the alternative? If the people of Gwent do not illustrate to this English Democrats group that Mynwy is part of our nation and is not for the taking? You will see a growing increase of the flying of St George's crosses, in this part of 'Teyrnas Glyndŵr' and no doubt, the English patriots there will want to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Azincourt 1415-2015 with all its unfortunate Shakespearian "so called" Welsh connections so foolishly accepted and embraced by followers of 'Fluellen' (the most degrading prototype of a Welsh character there is)   complete with 'Tudor' leeks and forelock tugging to English Monarchs who were made English Princes of Wales such as Monmouth's Henry V, the present Charles Windsor and next in line William Windsor and, soon to be, wife Kate, who will, no doubt, be given the title 'Princess of Wales' in due course?  
Connected in many ways with the above, is my critique of 'Cadw' and it's flawed Owain Glyndŵr Interpretation plan.  To begin with, Cadw is intent on leaving Gwent (and many other areas of Wales that have an Owain Glyndŵr history) out of their Glyndŵr EU - Heritage Initiative. Instead, Cadw's plans for Gwent are to lumber them with an initiative that will promote the Anglo - Norman Marcher Lords connection!  Are you going to accept that colonisers version of history? Of course not!

Gwent Patriots - Pobl Glyndŵr, please read my critique of this Cadw Plan in the link below and get together as a pressure group to do something about this asap - and "full on in the face" of Cadw and the Ministry of Heritage at the Welsh Assembly.  Also, organise to inform Local Authorities (that have Owain Glyndŵr history associated sites under their juristiction) of the 'Cadw Plan' so that they, also,  can argue their case for being included in any EU - Heritage Owain Glyndŵr Initiative.  Do not take no for an answer! 

However, I suspect that attention was deliberately given to Shakespeare to ease the way for Cadw to push on unsuspecting Welsh (who are foolishly followers of 'Fluellen') a major commemoration of Azincourt (1415) in 2015 and a celebration of Henry V as a Shakespeare made acceptable English Prince of Wales.
If Cadw/WAG does not cooperate, just get on with it anyway, establish a 'Gwent Hanes Glyndŵr Association' to advance your own Initiative Projects. Further note that there are moves to establish a National Glyndŵr Towns/Sites Association that will, possibly, be linked to Machynlleth Council and their Gŵyl Fawr Dathlu Coroni Glyndŵr which is held on and about 21 June annually. You can further link with this Embassy Motivated Glyndŵr 'Pan Wales Initiative' by making sure Gwent is linked nationally with the Glyndŵr Story via the Cefn Caer Arwyr Glyndŵr project. Why not, this year, see to it that Abat John ap Hywel of Llantarnam is represented by a plaque. For further info on this project, visit link below:

Last but not least, please note that in the aforementioned 'Cadw' Glyndŵr Initiative', the consultant makes "much ado" about Shakespeare - which Germain Greer and Peter Akroyd both agree on as being the father of 'English Identity' so, why is such attention given to Shakespeare in 'Cadw's plans? Simply, because it confuses the Welsh as to their true native Identity and thus serves to galvanise their British Identity. It is a great irony, whilst Sian shakespear (yes, that is her name) gives so much attention to William Shakespeare she totally ignores the Welsh Bard and Glyndŵr warrior Hopcyn ap Thomas who could be described as the 'Father of Welsh Identity' prior to Iolo Morgannwg. Most notably, it should have been he who gets attention as a great Welsh Bard in the Plan for, without the likes of he and the Clerwyr Glyndŵr, there might not have been such a speedy successful Glyndŵr regional rising - which erupted into a national revolt that becomes a War of Independence that was to be fought all over our nation - and, indeed, into the border lands to the East of Offa's Dyke. It is now thought that Hopcyn ap Thomas was not merely a pen pusher but also a fighter for freedom who, in due course, gave up his life fighting for Cymru at the Battle of Pwll Melyn in 1405. 

See link below for more information on this very interesting Glyndŵr character, patriot and hero. - Cached

    Also, you may wish to visit the blogs below for plenty of other good ideas for your campaign.

    Owain Glyndwr Communicates.

     - 49 visits - 14/11/201020 Feb 2011 ... Owain Glyndwr Communicates. Promoting an interest in the history of Owain Glyndwr, the Welsh Son of Prophecy, his life, times and society - Cached - Similar


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    Today, this 'Cenedl Glyndŵr' is our nation of commemoration of the life, times and society of our national hero. This archive promotes, motivates and ... - Cached

    1. Am y tro


    Sunday, 27 February 2011

    Wyneb Glyndŵr

    Bydd yna raglen ddogfen yn ymddangos ar S4C am 9pm ar Ddydd Gŵyl Dewi (Nos Fawrth yma) sy'n addo i ddatgelu gwir wyneb Tywysog Owain Glyndŵr. Yr actor Julian Lewis Jones fydd yn ein tywys drwy'r prosesau a ffynhonnellau a ddefnyddiwyd i ail greu wyneb Glyndŵr ac o'r hyrwyddo 'mlaen llaw' dwi wedi ei weld ar S4C hyd yma, ymddengys bod yr hyn sy'n mynd i gael ei ddatgelu'n swnio'n hynod o gyffrous felly, cofiwch wylio.

    Bydd is-deitlau Saesneg i'r rhaglen mae'n debyg - a diolch i drefn am hynny er mwyn i'r mwyafrif o Gymry sydd wedi cael eu hamddifadu o'u hiaith, eu hanes a'u hunaniaeth gael y cyfle i flasu darn bach pwysig o'r hanes a hunaniaeth hynny am unwaith - ac o'r diwedd! Felly, pasiwch y neges ymlaen ledled Cymru a thrwy'r byd. Pawb i wylio SAC am 9pm nos Fawrth yma - Dydd Gwyl Dewi.
    There will be a documentary at 9pm on SAC on Dydd Gŵyl Dewi (This Tuesday coming) that promises to reveal the 'true' face of Prince Owain Glyndŵr. The actor Julian Lewis Jones will be taking us through the research material and processes that were used to re-create the face of Glyndŵr and from the promotions I've already seen on S4C, this documentary and what is to be revealed promises to be very exiting, well worth watching!

    Also, there will be English sub-titling to the programme which will give the vast majority of Cymry that have been deprived of  their language, history and identity a chance, for once - and at long last, to savour a small but important part of that history and identity. So, please pass the word on - throughout Cymru and the world for everyone to watch S4C at 9pm on Tuesday coming - Dydd Gŵyl Dewi! 

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