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SECOND EDITION.

WELSH SKETCHES,

Second Sertes.

Everything is seen through a modern medium favourable to the Welsh. They are spiritedly written.”—Economist.

THIRD EDITION.

WELSH SKETCHES,

First Series.

“ It is rarely that a shilling will purchase so much information of a high and interesting kind."--Leeds Intelligencer.

“An unpretending, but deeply-interesting little work."-The Eclectic Review.

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JAMES DARLING, 81 GREAT QUEEN STREET, LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS.

MDCCCLIII.

226.c. 86.

ADVERTISEMENT.

I HAVE compiled three little volumes on Welsh history, civil and ecclesiastical. Beyond this mystic number I shall not venture to trespass. May it be permitted to a Saxon stranger to present his Triad an humble tribute to the virtues and the heroism of the Cymry.

E. S. A.

September 1853.

ERRATUM.

Page 92, line 11 from bottom, for Milco read Himilco.

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CONTENTS.

OWEN GLYNDWR, PRINCE OF WALES.

The Earl of March, Richard II.'s Heir–Art of Bolingbroke-- Noble

Conduct of the Bishop of Carlisle—The Duke of Lancaster challenges

the Crown - The Mock Election—What became of the Bishop of

Carlisle-Position of the Welsh Nation–Owen ap Gruffydd–His

Lineage, Birth, Education-Representative of Owen ap Gruffydd,

Glyndwrdy-Owen enters the Household of King Richard II.--King

Richard II. a Patron of Literature-Poem of Iolo Goch on Owen

Glyndwr's Mansion in Wales-Magnificent Tournament in Smithfield

_Owen's Experience of Men and Manners-Lord Grey de Ruthyn-

The debateable Land-Owen's Appeal to Parliament-Wise Counsels

of Bishop Trevor of St. Asaph-The unjust Forfeiture-Reprisals—

Narrow Escape of Owen-Mysticism of Owen-Lord Grey's Letter

to Prince Henry of Monmouth— The strongest Thief in Wales

Poetical Justice-Precautions of King Henry IV.–Owen Glyndwr

proclaims himself Prince of Wales-Owen retires into the Mountains

-King Henry IV. plunders the Convent of Llanfaes in Anglesea—

King Henry IV. afraid of Glyndwr-Proclamations-Severe Laws

against the Welsh — Oxford Movement in favour of Owen - The

Flemings worsted at Plinlimmon-English Pardons—Family Influence

of Henry IV. in Wales-Sir Edmund Mortimer taken Prisoner by

Owen-Unfeminine Outrages—Richard II. alive in Scotland—Inte-

resting Account of the Recluse of Stirling-Fate of Howel Sele

Destruction of Cathedrals — Bishop Trevor comes right at last -

Henry IV.'s grand Army invade Wales—They return panic-stricken

-Lord Grey de Ruthyn taken by Owen-King Henry IV. permits

Negotiation for his Release-Cost of his Ransom makes a poor man of

him—Henry IV. by impolitic conduct alienates the Percies—David

Daron, dean of Bangor-Sir Edmund Mortimer's Letter to the

Tenantry—The Tripartite Treaty-Parliament at Machynlleth confirm

Owen Glyndwr Prince of Wales—Base Attempt of David Gam. . 45

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