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Gwynedd, Owain (r. 1137-1170)

Marsden, Richard and Brough, Gideon 2012. Gwynedd, Owain (r. 1137-1170). In: Martel, Gordon ed. The Encyclopaedia of War, Vol. 2. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 967-969. (10.1002/9781444338232.wbeow269)

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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
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405190374
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2017 04:11

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