- File Size: 1827 KB
- Print Length: 56 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1533365776
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Laurel A. Rockefeller Books (May 18, 2016)
- Publication Date: May 18, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01FWU0458
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,304,010 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd: The Warrior Princess of Deheubarth (The Legendary Women of World History Book 6) Kindle Edition
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The story excels in portraying the world of Wales during the 1100’s. Simple descriptions about the daily life, the surrounding regions and annual celebrations ground the reader in the time period. Rockefeller also keeps the reader grounded in understanding how the shifting politics throughout the region and in London in particular impacted the Welsh. The most shocking part of the story was the betrayal Gwenllian faced.
Rockefeller’s love of the Welsh language is evident throughout the book. The use of the Welsh names and locations added to the authenticity of the story. However, beyond names and locations, the use of the old language caused confusion for me. Gwenllian frech Gruffydd’s native tongue is frequently interspersed throughout conversations. At one point Gwenllian sings a song while playing the harp, and the song is written entirely in her native language. A typical reader will find this incomprehensible.
The story is brief and lingers longest on the battle and events leading up to Gwenllian frech Gruffydd’s death. She was a heroic fighter and through Rockefeller’s portrayal is it easy to see why the Welsh cried her name into battle for centuries to follow. The ending of the story beautifully nods to the lineage that followed Gwenllian frech Gruffydd and muses what her option on it must be. “Surely in some place beyond this physical world, Princess Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd, the warrior princess of Deheubarth watched the coronation of Queen Elizabeth Tudor, a woman born of her blood and legacy, and smiled.”
After the story there is a timeline of Welsh history from 844 to 1282 and an extensive suggested reading bibliography that provides a wealth of information for those looking to research the topic further. The timeline was thorough and interesting. In future installments in this series, I would love to see the selected events spaced along a horizontal line. Images of Wales and any remaining structures from the story, as well as artistic renderings of the individuals discussed would also be a welcome addition to the story.
Well written, interesting and informative. This book is a quick read but well worth the time. For those history buffs, it will transport you to a time and place where strong women were not the norm. I was amazed and delighted to discover the character of this Princess. Give it a read and I know you'll enjoy it.
I found no issues.
I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it introduced me to someone I'd never heard of. ~Copy of book provided by author and I voluntarily reviewed it.
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