American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Glendower, Owen 1359?-1416? Welsh rebel who led a revolt against Henry IV (1400), controlled most of Wales, and summoned his own parliament (1405) before being effectively crushed by English forces (1409).
- n. Welsh chieftain who led a revolt against Henry IV's rule in Wales (1359-1416)
““To sit down and endeavour to recall Glendower, and the times that are past.””
“Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.”
“Glendower: "I can call spirits from the vasty deep.”
“Even the most confident of monarchs might have begun to suspect God's scourge, but Henry survived every threat, defeated the rebels Hotspur, Glendower and Northumberland and died of natural causes in 1413.”
“They bore the characteristics that marked the sturdy and and determined followers of Owen Glendower.”
“Lady Mortimer, daughter to Glendower, and wife to Mortimer.”
“But tell me, Hal, art not thou horrible afeard? thou being heir-apparent, could the world pick thee out three such enemies again as that fiend Douglas, that spirit Percy, and that devil Glendower?”
“The young fellow — a fiddler and a foreigner — would not be up before eleven, but he had no intention of missing him, and he arrived at Glendower Place about half-past ten.”
“Ruthyn is a dull town, but it possessed plenty of interest to me, for as I strolled with my guide about the streets I remembered that I was treading the ground which the wild bands of Glendower had trod, and where the great struggle commenced, which for fourteen years convulsed Wales, and for some time shook England to its centre.”
“The insurrection of Glendower against Henry was quite sufficient to kindle against him the deadly hatred of Dafydd, who swore “by the nails of God” that he would stab his countryman for daring to rebel against his friend King Henry, the son of the man who had received him in his house and comforted him when his own countrymen were threatening his destruction.”
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