Tall Men

Champions (a Welsh phrase), brave men

“You were good soldiers, and tall fellows.” —Shakespeare: Merry Wives of Windsor, ii. 2.

“The undaunted resolution and stubborn ferocity of Gwenwyn. had long made him beloved among the `Tall Men,' or champions of Wales.” —Sir W. Scott: The Betrothed, chap. i.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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