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The first Prince of Wales? : Bleddyn ap Cynfyn, 1063-75

Author: Sean Davies
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first book written about one of Wale's greatest leaders, Bleddyn ap Cynfyn, who can arguably be described as "the first prince of Wales." Bleddyn was at the heart of the tumultuous events that forged Britain in the cauldron of Norman aggression, and this study of his reign offers an important new perspective on the events of 1066 and beyond. he was a leader who used alliances on the wider British scale  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Bleddyn ap Cynfyn; Bleddyn, ap Cynfyn
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Davies
ISBN: 9781783169368 1783169362
OCLC Number: 961249192
Description: xvii, 147 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
List of illustrations --
List of abbreviations --
Introduction --
The kingdoms unite --
Bleddyn's rise to power --
The new kings --
Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans --
Opportunity and disaster --
The principalities divide --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Sean Davies.

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This is the first book to explain how Wales was transformed from a kingdom to a principality as the Norman Conquest forged modern Britain.  Read more...

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"Davies's book provides a fresh, bold, and persuasive account of Bleddyn ap Cynfyn, king of Gwynedd and Powys and with ambitions to rule more widely in Wales. In six succinct and clearly written Read more...

 
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