- Title: Cry 'God for Glendower'
- Author: Martha Rofheart
- ISBN: 9780340194812
- Page: 313
- Format: Paperback
Owen Glendower who has a short but intriguing role in the story of Henry V emerges in this dramatic novel as one of the unique figures of his time a man of exceptional strength vision and intellect In a story epic in its proportions Martha Rofheart sets Glendower the last Welsh Prince of Wales in his proper perspective against the historical background in which he lived.Owen Glendower who has a short but intriguing role in the story of Henry V emerges in this dramatic novel as one of the unique figures of his time a man of exceptional strength vision and intellect In a story epic in its proportions Martha Rofheart sets Glendower the last Welsh Prince of Wales in his proper perspective against the historical background in which he lived The sensuous pleasures of Glendower House the bloody turmoil of the Peasants Revolt the savage battles between the English and Welsh are all superbly evoked in this colourful and romantic novel of the fourteenth century.
Recent Comments "Cry 'God for Glendower' "
You'd think a writer who claims to have been "inspired" by tales of her "Welsh grandfather", who writes a novel about one of the greatest of Welsh figures, who uses a number of Welsh words, would have bothered to open a Welsh dictionary. That way she might have avoided the embarrassment of (mis)using "ap/ab" (son of) as "daughter of"; describing "arglwyddes" (lady) as "an obscure Welsh title"; and (mis)translating "Glyndyfrdwy"[glen of the river Dyfrdwy] as "the two streams". It wouldn't, howeve [...]
Intriguing history and mystery! Enjoyed it greatly!Great Welsh tales intertwined with legends, myths, god's, goddesses, signs and facts. I enjoyed it all, as I am sure will you!
A historical novel about the Welsh hero Owen Glendower, descendant of Llewellyn the Great. Handsome, educated, well-traveled, and cosmopolitan, Rofheart paints Glendower as a renaissance man, raised during a time of peace and inclusion for the Welsh, as the English were beginning to loosen harsh, restrictive laws from earlier wars. But all that changed when Edward III's grandson, Richard II was forced to abdicate and then was murdered by his cousin, Henry Bolingbroke (later Henry IV). Welsh symp [...]
We just got this book in from Paperback Swap. Ron and I were both so curious to learn more about Owen Glendower, after having read about him in. This cover and the blurbs come across a bit romancey, which means I will have to read it before Ron to screen for those elements. It looks like a standard historical read from what I could tell and I see a friend has rated it four, so hopefully that all adds up to an interesting read.
If you are thinking of buying this, I suggest you buy Owen Glendower by John Cowper Powys, which although not an easier read, is a far superior novel.The 'Sunne in Splendor' novel for Owen has not yet been written. One hopes it will be, one day, by someone. This is definitely not it.
Always a joy to reread.
Reading a book about Wales is always heartbreaking, because you know the English are going to wipe them out. The book is told by different characters and you feel the personal loss.
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