Exiled from his native Wales, Davy Gam achieved renown in English service

Aycock, Kevin
May 2006
Military History;May2006, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p64
The article provides information on the role of Welsh Davy Gam in the military history of Great Britain. Davy Gam was Sir Dafydd Gam ap Llewellyn ap Hywel. Dafydd, or David, was a native of Wales and a staunch supporter of the English house of Lancaster. He served with distinction under King Henry IV against fellow Welshman Owain Glyndwr in the latter's uprising of 1400-13 and again under Henry V during the renewed Hundred Years' War in France, saving the king's life at Agincourt in 1415. He was also the inspiration and model for the character of Captain Fluellen in Shakespeare's King Henry V.


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