Wednesday, 12 February 2014

On the Trail of Owain Glyndwr

Here's a reminder of drier, sunnier days, when Michael Livingston visited Hay during his trip around Wales last summer to look at sites associated with Owain Glyndwr. He now has a book out about the famous Welshman - Owain Glyndwr: A Casebook. The entry about his trip is dated 28th December, and started in Manchester (where he waved at Peveril Castle on the way to Llangollen). After zig-zagging across Wales, he went up to Leeds for a conference, and York, and spent a few days in Belgium and France, taking in the battlefields of Crecy and Agincourt. Then it was back to Wales, where he visited Pilleth battlefield (where I went at the beginning of this year) and other points down the border. He arrived in Hereford during the History weekend, so I may even have seen him wandering around while I was dressed as a medieval lady. His visit to Hay takes up only a couple of lines, but he visited a lot of interesting places, and I enjoyed following his trail - he even managed to squeeze in a whisky tasting course at Penderyn!
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