1390s, King Edward III annexed Wales, building castles throughout
the country and the Welsh people were treated as slaves. One
'Owen Glendwer', a farmer in North Wales had his land stolen
so he raised a rebellion and declared himself, 'Prince of Wales,'
raised an army and defeated the English at the Battle of Penrith.
An English leader tried to defeat Glendwer, failed and got captured
by the Welsh but eventually married Glendwer's daughter, changing
sides in the conflict. As he had friends in England, he recruited
an army of both Welsh and English which included, 'Hotspur'.
By this time, Henry IV was England's King. Henry IV tried to
suppress Glendwer, tried to recapture Wales but failed and a
long guerilla war ensued. In 1403 there was a long battle at
Shrewsbury. The English won, Hotspur was killed and Henry IV's
son, Prince Hal, later to become Henry V was injured in the
face by an arrow. It is this battle which was re-enacted at
Welsh invaded England, occupying a hill near Worcester but were
eventually starved into submission. Glendwer's wife and grandchildren
were taken to the Tower but it is uncertain what happened to
not many naval architects that one could wake up in the middle
of the night with a phone call and ask for details of what happened
at the 1403 Battle for Wales - and, without hesitation but in
a sleepy voice, get the full story dictated straight off the
top of his head. Thanks, Dad!