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Medieval Wales c.1050-1332 : centuries of ambiguity

Author: David Stephenson
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Rethinking the history of Wales.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"After outlining conventional accounts of Wales in the High Middle Ages, this book moves to more radical approaches to its subject. Rather than discussing the emergence of the March of Wales from the usual perspective of the 'intrusive' marcher lords, for instance, it is considered from a Welsh standpoint explaining the lure of the March to Welsh princes and its contribution to the fall of the native principality of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Stephenson
ISBN: 1786833867 9781786833860
OCLC Number: 1048944260
Description: xxx, 210 pages : illustrations, maps, genealogical table ; 22 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. An outline survey of Welsh political history, c.1050-1332 --
Chapter 2. The Age of the Princes : shifting political cultures and structures --
Chapter 3. The other Wales : the March --
Chapter 4. The limits to princely power --
Chapter 5. New ascendancies --
Series Title: Rethinking the history of Wales.
Responsibility: David Stephenson.


This book examines the achievements of Welsh rulers - such as Llywelyn the Great and Llywelyn the Last in the so-called Age of the Princes - but also probes the factors, including the hostility of  Read more...


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`David Stephenson's latest book is a bold commentary on historians' writings about the political and "socio-political" history of medieval Wales over the past fifty years. A deliberate challenge to Read more...

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