How to find out more about claiming compensation with injury claims lawyers in Llanberis
Llanberis is a small village in Gwynedd, north Wales. The village lies at the bottom of the ascent to Mount Snowdon and on the southern banks of the Llyn Padarn Lake. It is a few miles away from Dolbardan Castle which has been painted both by Turner and the Welsh painter Richard Wilson. The castle was built in the 13th century by the Welsh Prince Llywelyn The Great. In 1284, the castle was captured by King Edward I who used some of the timber and stone from it to build his own castle at Caernarfon. Some historians believe in the 1400s it was recaptured by Owain Glyndwr and used as a base by him during his revolt against the English.
Inherit his father’s estates
Owain Glyndwr was born circa 1349 in north east Wales. His father, Gruffydd Fychan was a member of the Anglo-Welsh gentry and was Lord of Glyndyfrdwy. He died in 1370 leaving Ellen, Owain’s mother, a widow. The young Glyndwr was fostered to the prosperous Welsh lawyer David Hanmer. Hanmer sent him to London to study law which he did for the next seven years. By 1383 he was back in Wales, now of age to inherit his father’s estates. He married Hanmer’s daughter Margaret and began creating a family.
In 1384, he joined the English army and served under the Earl of Arundle and John of Gaunt in the north. By the 1390s he was seen as a well-respected and trusted soldier. Though Glyndwr was not at this point well known, he soon would be.
Glyndwr’s neighbour Baron Grey of Ruthyn stole some of his land. Glyndwr took the case to court in 1399. A few months later, Grey informed Glyndwr too late that he and his men were needed in Scotland. Now Grey could call Glyndwr a traitor in London circles including to his friend, King Henry IV. Due to this Glyndwr lost the legal case. All hell broke out when friends of the now deposed Richard II were executed in Chester (Richard had been well-liked in Wales).
Glyndwr was appointed by a small group of friends as Prince of Wales. He then began a military campaign against the English. Instead of going into all-out battle he began a gorilla campaign against them. Henry sent another Henry to sort them out, Henry Percy, son of the Earl of Northumberland, known in many parts as “Harry Hotspur”. Hotspur only stopped some of the fighting. For a while Glyndwr managed to make Wales a state independent of England but eventually the English defeated him. After this he vanished. Nobody knows where or when he died. Some say that he is still alive in the mountains of Wales waiting for the time when the Welsh people will need him most. Then Owain Glyndwr will rise again.
If you travel to Llanberis in the hope of soaking up some of the Welsh history you will not fail to feel the strength of the atmosphere in those parts. Let’s hope that while you are tootling along the roads enjoying yourself, a speeding driver does not crash into you and spoil your holiday. If this does happen, you may want to find out more about claiming compensation with injury claims lawyers in Llanberis.
A 30-second test
You should telephone Accident Advice Helpline where a trained adviser will guide you through a 30-second test to determine whether injury lawyers in Llanberis might take your case on. After that, an online calculator will estimate how much compensation you might be able to claim if injury claims lawyers in Llanberis win your case. This would be on a no win no fee* basis.
To find out whether injury lawyers in Llanberis might take your case on, you should telephone Accident Advice Helpline without delay. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The number is 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.