02 June 2011
CADW BATTLES REGISTER: MUST INCLUDE SKIRMISHES TOO FOR REASONS EXPLAINED BELOW also In This Post - REVISITING THE SCOTTISH HERITAGE BATTLES REGISTER AND MUCH MORE - CADW GOT A LOT OF CATCHING UP TO DO - ASAP I HOPE - HAVE BEEN WAITING LONG ENOUGH AS YOU WILL SEE FROM POST RECORDS IN THIS BLOG..
The Nature of Warfare in Wales was not as in England with for the most part major set piece battles. In Wales it was as often as not a war resisting Invasions and of raids large and small, attacks on Castles and Settler Town also in particular 'hit and run' skirmishes that in themselves are of as much of historical importance as battles as example the Skirmish at Coed Gwyrne. This Skirmish is important to the War of 1136 and the Battle of Grugmawr. The Welsh of Gwent, led by Iowerth ab Owain (grandson of Caradog ap Gruffydd, Gwent’s Welsh ruler displaced by the Norman invasions), ambushed and slew Richard Fitz Gilbert, the Norman lord who controlled Ceredigion.