Owain Glyndŵr and his movement
Owain Glyndŵr and his movement 2023-24
School Of History, Law And Social Sciences
Module - Semester 1
The following themes will be discussed during lectures and seminars:x000D x000D 1. What happened between 1400-1421? – The course of the Revolt.x000D x000D 2. Glyndŵr the man – the leader and the hero.x000D x000D 3. Reasons for the revolt –x000D x000D i Colonial Wales after 1282_x000D_ x000D ii Wales and the disasters of the fourteenth century_x000D_ x000D iii Difficulties within the Church_x000D_ x000D iv Gentry and peasantry x000D x000D 4. Nationality and politics at the turn of the fifteenth century.x000D x000D 5. Propaganda and poets – the poet in Welsh society. x000D x000D 6. A Welsh State in the fifteenth century – an empty dream? x000D x000D 7. The movement’s plans for Wales and its people – Parliament, Education and Church.x000D x000D 8. Demise of the movement.x000D x000D 9. Post Glyndŵr Wales - the making of a myth.x000D x000D A study of a collection of documents associated with the movement, and provided in a special booklet, will be an essential part of the module; the context of these texts will also be analysed during seminars. x000D
- The ability to appreciate and analyse original sources relating to Glyndŵr’s period by analysing a specific original source or a group of sources, and presenting this in project form which conforms to the detailed guidelines provided in the School’s literature.
- The ability to display thorough knowledge of, and a detailed understanding of, Owain Glyndŵr and the political movement which he led at the beginning of the fifteenth century, appreciating the different background elements which gave rise to the movement, its outcomes and far-reaching impact on Wales.
- The ability to evaluate and consider a wide range of different historical interpretations relating to the movement, the reasons behind it and its outcomes (including contemporary and historiographical viewpoints).
- The ability to present clear, well-organized and detailed arguments relating to aspects of Glyndŵr’s movement in one degree essay. The arguments in the essay should be based on specific evidence from primary and secondary sources with full references and bibliography, following the detailed guidelines and conforming to the format outlined in the School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology’s guidelines for degree essays.
- The acquisition and development of a deeper understanding and thorough awareness of the complexity of the circumstances which gave rise to Glyndŵr’s movement and the outcomes of this multi-faceted movement, noticing especially the relationship between the Welsh themselves, and the relationship between Wales, England and Europe in general during the fourteenth and beginning of the fifteenth centuries. _x000D_ _x000D_