Welsh Sword of State to be Unveiled May 1
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-03-19 03:51
IC Wales: On May 1, 1421, the last of the Welsh freedom fighters surrendered. Now the day
will commemorate the unveiling of the new Welsh Sword of State being created to
honor Owain Glyndwr's coronation.
Welsh nationalists are looking forward to May 1, 2004, the day the new Welsh
Sword of State will be unveiled. The sword is being forged to commemorate the
coronation of Wales' national hero Owain Glyndwr and will be on display in
Cardiff until June. After that, the sword will be presented to the Machynlleth
Town Council where it will be used for ceremonial purposes.
"This is a symbolic sword of state similar to the one seen on Prince Owain's
Great Seal and similar to one that may have been carried by Prince Owain at the
opening of the Parliament of 1404," said the Embassy's chief executive, Sian
Poets and bards are being asked to write poems and songs in honor of the event.