Gruffudd ab Owain Glyndŵr
Gruffudd ap Owain Glyndŵr (c.1375-c.1412) was the eldest son of Margaret Hanmer and Owain Glyndŵr the disinherited Prince of the old Royal house of Powys Fadog who led a major revolt in Wales between 1400 and c.1416.[a]
Little is known about any of the children of Owain Glyndŵr. Gruffudd is recorded as being Owain's eldest son and would-be heir to the crown of Wales had his father's rebellion ultimately been successful in creating an independent Wales.
Role in the Rebellion
He is known to have taken part in a raid in south Wales in 1405, alongside his uncle Tudur ap Gruffudd, and another rebel Captain Rhys Gethin. They were defeated by Prince Henry of Monmouth, later to become King Henry V or possibly John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury. The exact place and date of this battle is subject to dispute, but the Annals of Owain Glyndwr call it the Battle of Pwll Melyn, near Usk. The result appears to have been a major Welsh defeat, the capture of Gruffudd ab Owain Glyndŵr, and the deaths of Tudur and Rhys Gethin.
Imprisonment and death
It is not known if he was married or had sired any children of his own.
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- Annals of Owain Glyn Dwr, 1400-1415, archived from the original on 5 June 2011 — This source is republished from Lloyd, John Edward (1931). Glendower - Owen Glyn Dwr. Oxford.
- Glyndwr's Way Guidebook - Knighton to Welshpool, Powys, Cicerone, retrieved March 2014 Check date values in:
- Paw-Lew Page, Paw-lew.co.uk, retrieved March 2014 Check date values in:
|access-date=(help) — Reference: The House of Mathrafal.pdf relates the entire genealogy of this family to include the histories of Owain Glyndwr's descendants.