Wednesday, 6 July 2011
WELSH OUTLAW AND THE FORESTS OF WALES ALSO THE RED BANDITS OF DINAS MAWDDWY.
Retreats and Redoubts of continuing Welsh Resistence as Y Graig Llwyd (Llanymynaich), Cefn Digoll (Long Mountain), Gwern y Gof in Ceri, Y Drwm Ddu in Gwerthrynion and Coed Dugoed in Mawddwy. For further Information on Welsh Outlaw Retreats and Redoubts obtain and read the book Welsh Outlaws and Bandits by E.A Rees,Caterwen Press. An excellent book though I do not accept some of his conclusions as example, Welsh Outlaws were not a Welsh Resistence against alien rule, keep in mind the way 'Rebels' today are often made into 'Bandits'. Indeed my Uncle as a conscript in the SWB posted to Eritrea was sent out to fight 'Bandits' aka Eritrean Freedom Fighters.(Suggest you google names above, for info and on how to get to these retreats and redoubts, be some what interestingly different from the usual medieval history).
ANCIENT WELSH WOODLANDS WERE FAVOURED ABODES OF WELSH REBEL OUTLAWS, 'ADAR y GRIEM' OF THE 14th CENTURY AND LATER 'Y GWERIN OWAIN' OF THE 15th CENTURY ON INTO THE 16th CENTURY WOODLANDS, OLD CELTIC HILLFORTS AND CASTLES IN RUINS BECAME THE REDOUBTS OF THE BANDITTI CAMBRIA.
It is time that Patriots remembered not the old Princes, Lords and Chiefs but instead remembered the 'Rebel Resistence' of 1315 and 1345; they who became the 'Adar y Griem' and later the 'Barefoot Welsh Doggis' of Glyndwr's largelly Peasant Army (History testifies: Those whose names were not seen as worth recording upon their surrender, men of no consequence!) . Later as 'Y Gwerin Owain' they would continue to wage war on the Conquoror and Coloniser and later as 'Banditti Cambria' wage war on the Tudor Collaborating Welsh Gentry and English Lords favoured by the Tudors as the Earls of Liecester and Somerset.
Forestry Commission Waleswww.forestry.gov.uk/website/fchomepages.nsf/hp/WEEE - Cachedto Forestry Commission home page ... to Wales home page. About us ... A collage of people taking part in activities on Forestry Commission land ...
Woodlands for Wales – the Wales woodland strategy.
to Forestry Commission home page ... This is part of the Pumlumon
SSSI. The Source itself is marked by a large wooden post and lies at 620m, 2034ft
Gwerin Owain Anti - Windmill Acivists in the Machynlleth, Pumlumon and Canol Cymru region of these parts might like to adopt the name of the main Outlaw Clan of this area, the Gwylliad Gochion.