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Medieval Wales c.1050–1332: Centuries of Ambiguity

Wednesday, May 8, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rosalind V. Rini Larson

Analysing the achievements of the princes of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, this volume focuses on the paradoxical process by which increasingly sophisticated political structures and a changing political culture supported an autonomous principality, while also facilitating the eventual assimilation of much of Wales into an English "empire." The Edwardian conquest is also examined as the book lodges its radical argument that the rising class of Welsh administrators and community leaders—those who were essential to the governance of Wales—enjoyed an age of opportunity in light of the conquest. This book will interest both students and researches in the broad field of medieval history, as well as the general reader interested in both the period and Welsh history. Members of county historical societies in Wales, as well as members of Celtic societies further afield, will find this a fascinating volume.

David Stephenson is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of History and Archaeology, Bangor University. His many contributions to studies in Welsh history include Political Power in Medieval Gwynedd and Medieval Powys 1132–1293.


If you would like to arrange an interview with David Stephenson, please contact:

Bronwen Swain, University of Wales Press
University Registry, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, Wales, CF10 3NS
Tel: 029 2037 6990


For more information, or to order your copy of Medieval Wales c. 10501332: Centuries of Ambiguity, visit the book's press page on the University of Wales Press website.

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