Embassy Glyndŵr was established in 1999 for the purpose of informing and educating in regards to our national hero Owain Glyndŵr and his life and times. A large part of the Embassy’s work has been to organize events and activities ourselves to commemorate and celebrate major anniversary dates connected with Owain Glyndŵr and his Great Welsh War of Independence and, also, to motivate communities throughout Wales to do likewise. This work has been carried out successfully to date but also during the course of our existence, we have been called upon to support various protest campaigns that have been, in the main, against damage and exploitation of our environment.
We have, in particular, been active in our support to campaigns against the 'Wind milling of Wales', especially when it has threatened sites related to the history Owain Glyndŵr as is the present case in regards to our 'sacred hills' of Pumlumon and, in particular, Mynydd Hyddgen where Owain Glyndŵr won his first victory in May 1401.
This ‘Defense of our Homeland’ campaign has been carried out under the campaigning name of ‘Tarian Glyndŵr’ which was also the campaign name for another of our own campaigns initiated to seek the registration and protection of Owain Glyndŵr Battle sites (See OGC 'Tarian Glyndwr' archive links at the end of this introduction) and we have also supported campaigns against the use of areas in Welsh communities as land fill areas for tipping refuse from English cities.
During the past few months, I have become aware of a major issue developing concerning a massive ‘Land Grab’ of Welsh Territory associated with the Severn Trent Authority owned Vyrnwy Estate in North Powys. My attention was initially drawn to this issue by the on line 'Land & Liberty' campaigning of the Ymgyrch Cymru blog (Visit link below for more info)
I have also received requests from the blog’s author to support this campaign and, following further research concerning the history of the land concerned, I found that the Vyrnwy Estate lies in the historic Talaith of Powys Fadog – the ancestral land of Owain Glyndŵr! Please visit link below before reading on.
The land in question is also the location of the 'Battle of Vyrnwy' 24 September 1400. Though, not much of a battle in reality, more of a 'skirmish' with Glyndŵr and his small rebel band caught resting on the banks of the Vyrnwy following the conclusion of the great raid of 18 - 23 September 1400 around North East Wales. Glyndŵr and his rebel band' fled west possibly via the great forest of Penllyn, into the Berwyn Mountains and continued west to spend the winter safely in Eryri (Snowdon)
From this most bleak beginning, Owain Glyndŵr in the spring of 1401 leaves Eryri to embark on our last Great War of National Liberation 1400 - 1416 - 1421. We do not know the exact location of this 'Battle of Vyrnwy', it could, possibly, now lay under the waters of the reservoir. Whatever, there’s more than enough reason for Embassy Glyndŵr to have more than an active interest in this latest great ‘land grab’ and not only support the aforementioned 'Land & Liberty' campaign but go a step further, right up to the line and across it!
I am aware of YMGYRCH CYMRU calling for a 'Tarian Cymru' to come into existence to defend Wales from cheque book conquest and colonialism; a call met by unbelievable silence and inaction by political patriots and 'cultural Nationalists! This is hardly the time to shirk our patriotic duty and responsibility but, quite obviously, a great many who know quite well what is going on are choosing to do so! For these reasons, I feel there’s an urgent necessity to launch this TARIAN GLYNDŴR blog which, hopefully, will be a means of not just informing of such ‘land expropriation and resources exploitation’ but will also be a means of instigating active campaigning against such. This introduction is kept brief as the next post will be an article outlining Embassy Glyndŵr’s case against the Vyrnwy ‘land’ grab issue.
See Post 2: The full history of all this Welsh ‘land grab’ that’s been taking place for centuries in an article entitled WALES – Last days of Sale…Everything Must Go!
Chief Executive Officer Embassy Glyndŵr.
For background info re our other Tarian Glyndwr campaigns to date, see OGC - Tarian Glyndŵr Archive Below:
Owain Glyndwr Communicates. Promoting an interest in the history of Owain ..... This battle site had been allocated priority status as a site in need of ... been registered by Embassy Glyndŵr as part of our 'Tarian Glyndŵr - Defending ...
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