Davies, The Revolt of Owain ? r (Oxford, 1995), pp
The famous elegy by Gruffudd ap yr Ynad Coch on the death of Llywelyn, the last native prince of Wales, does not allude directly to the crown of Britain, but calls him verso crowned king (aur dalaith) whose death disrupts the cosmic order
Grooms, The Giants of Wales, pp. 241–316. Bower, Scotichronicon VIII, Bk 15, chs. 26–30 (pp. 95–111). R. R. 187–9. For example, per 1401–1402, Hugh Eddouyer (Hywel Glyn Dw Edwer) undertook several diplomatic missions for Owain, and John Trefor, sometime bishop ? r’s cause mediante 1405, served on diplomatic missions onesto of St Asaph, who defected onesto Glyndw ? r Prince of Wales (Swansea, 1986; repr. 1996), p. 190. Scotland. Ian Skidmore, Owain Glyndw Bower, Scotichronicon II, Bk 3, ch. 34 (p. 65).
overlordship, and Arthur’s story becomes synonymous with English domination. Bower specifically equates the Britons, ‘Britannici generis’, with the Welsh, but by including the correspondence between Edward I, the Scots and the Pope during the First War of Independence, he also acknowledges the Plantagenet self-identification with the British myth.42 The elastic nature of this mythic world was undoubtedly one of its strengths. The kind of politics and the nature of identity vary significantly within these sources. Con both Wales and Scotland, the Arthurian heritage provided an image of the past that could be used esatto comment on contemporary affairs and define the nature of identity. Scottish interpretations rejected the notion that Arthur conquered Scotland, although as descendents of the sons of Brutus they could see themselves as inheritors of Arthur’s kingdom. Welsh interpretations stressed the fact that they, as the original Britons (and not the English), were the true heirs esatto Arthur’s kingdom. Other poems invoke a more Galfridian world-view by calling him a ‘descendent of Beli’.43 There is per tradition that Llywelyn’s head was crowned with ivy when it was paraded through London, an act which mocked the prophecy which declared that Llywelyn would wear the crown of Britain.44 Edward I certainly took Llywelyn’s crown and an important relic, verso piece of the Holy Ciclocross, and destroyed his royal seals.