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Gwynedd, Owain (1137-1170)

Brough, Gideon and Marsden, Richard (2011). Gwynedd, Owain (1137-1170). In: Martel, Gordon ed. The Encyclopaedia of War. Blackwell Publishing Ltd., pp. 967–969.

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Owain Gwynedd, also called Owain ap Gruffudd ap Cynan, succeeded his father as king of Gwynedd in 1137 and styled himself “King of Wales” from the early 1140s. He was an able military leader and exceptional diplomat who expanded his territories, defied King Henry II of England, built coalitions with other Welsh rulers, and opened diplomatic relations with France.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISBN: 1-4443-3823-4, 978-1-4443-3823-2
Keywords: twelfth century; military history; United Kingdom; war
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > History
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 50506
Depositing User: Richard Marsden
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2017 14:44
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2020 21:58
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