Wales and the Britons  350 1064 Book

Wales and the Britons 350 1064

  • Author : T. M. Charles-Edwards
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2014-05-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 795
  • ISBN 10 : 0198704917
  • Total Read : 98
  • File Size : 8,6 Mb

Wales and the Britons 350 1064 Summary:

This, the first volume in the History of Wales, provides a detailed history of Wales in the period in which it was created out of the remnants of Roman Britain. It thus begins in the fourth century, with accelerating attacks from external forces, and ends shortly before the Norman Conquest of England. The narrative history is interwoven with chapters on the principal sources, the social history of Wales, the Church, the early history of the Welsh language, and its early literature, both in Welsh and in Latin. In the fourth century contemporaries knew of the Britons but not of Wales in the modern sense. Charles-Edwards, therefore, includes the history of the other Britons when it helps to illuminate the history of what we now know as Wales. Although an early form of the name Wales existed, it was a word in the Germanic languages, including English, and meant inhabitants of the former Roman Empire; it therefore covered the Gallo-Romans of what we know as France as well as the Britons.

Wales and the Britons  350 1064 Book

Wales and the Britons 350 1064

  • Author : T. M. Charles-Edwards
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 816
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198217312
  • Total Read : 92
  • File Size : 20,5 Mb

Wales and the Britons 350 1064 Summary:

The most detailed history of the Welsh from Late-Roman Britain to the eve of the Norman Conquest. Integrates the history of religion, language, and literature with the history of events.

Strathclyde Book


  • Author : Tim Clarkson
  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Release Date : 2014-12-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781907909252
  • Total Read : 82
  • File Size : 5,7 Mb

Strathclyde Summary:

The acclaimed medievalist examines the rise and fall of the last kingdom of the North Britons and their influence on the Anglo-Saxons. During the Viking period, the Kingdom of Strathclyde stretched across what is now southern Scotland and northern England. Also known as Cumbria, its kings ruled from Govan on the outskirts of present-day Glasgow. Shining a spotlight on these North Britons, or “Cumbrians,” this volume chronicles their relations with Anglo-Saxon England from the ninth to eleventh centuries AD. In the tenth century, Strathclyde extended its rule southward from Clydesdale to the Solway Firth, bringing their language and culture to a region that had been in English hands for more than two hundred years. They played a key role in the political events of the time, from leading their armies in battle to forging treaties and preserve a fragile peace. The extensive Cumbrian realm was eventually conquered by the Scots, but is still memorialized today by the English county of Cumbria. How this county acquired the name of a long-vanished kingdom centered on the River Clyde is one of the mysteries explored in this book. The story of Strathclyde and the Anglo-Saxons is an important chapter in the saga of England and Scotland as they emerged from the Dark Ages as the countries we know today.

The First Prince of Wales  Book
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The First Prince of Wales

  • Author : Sean Davies
  • Publisher : University of Wales Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783169375
  • Total Read : 72
  • File Size : 15,8 Mb

The First Prince of Wales Summary:

This is the first book on one of Wales’s greatest leaders, arguably ‘first prince of Wales’, Bleddyn ap Cynfyn. Bleddyn was at the heart of the tumultuous events that forged Britain in the cauldron of Norman aggression, and 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 as he strove to recreate the fledgling kingdom of Wales that had been built and ruled by his brother, though outside pressures and internal intrigues meant his successors would compete ultimately for a principality.

Medieval Wales c 1050 1332 Book

Medieval Wales c 1050 1332

  • Author : David Stephenson
  • Publisher : University of Wales Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786833877
  • Total Read : 82
  • File Size : 8,9 Mb

Medieval Wales c 1050 1332 Summary:

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 Wales. Analysis of the achievements of the princes of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries focuses on the paradoxical process by which increasingly sophisticated political structures and a changing political culture supported an autonomous native principality, but also facilitated eventual assimilation of much of Wales into an English ‘empire’. The Edwardian conquest is examined and it is argued that, alongside the resultant hardship and oppression suffered by many, the rising class of Welsh administrators and community leaders who were essential to the governance of Wales enjoyed an age of opportunity. This is a book that introduces the reader to the celebrated and the less well-known men and women who shaped medieval Wales.

Llanilltud Book


  • Author : Phillip Morris
  • Publisher : Y Lolfa
  • Release Date : 2020-10-23
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784619657
  • Total Read : 67
  • File Size : 12,6 Mb

Llanilltud Summary:

Probably Britain's oldest centre of learning and important across the whole of medieval western Europe, St Illtud's monastery and school at Llantwit Major, south Wales flourished from c.500 AD to the Reformation. This is the first detailed history of the Celtic Christian community there - one of the greatest untold stories in British history.

The Cambridge History of Welsh Literature Book

The Cambridge History of Welsh Literature

  • Author : Geraint Evans
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-18
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 857
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107106765
  • Total Read : 71
  • File Size : 13,5 Mb

The Cambridge History of Welsh Literature Summary:

This book is a comprehensive single-volume history of literature in the two major languages of Wales from post-Roman to post-devolution Britain.

The British Heroic Age Book

The British Heroic Age

  • Author : Flint F. Johnson
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2017-01-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476626116
  • Total Read : 77
  • File Size : 12,6 Mb

The British Heroic Age Summary:

Drawing on historical documents, legends, archeology and literature, this history describes the disintegration of Roman Britain that reached a climax in the decades after the Britons overthrew Constantine’s government and were refused Roman rule. Beginning with the weakening of Roman Britain, the author chronicles the breakdown of the empire’s social, political and economic order and the re-emergence of British political, economic and social structure as well as a parallel development among the Germanic invaders. The roles of religion, disease, the military, the Irish and the Picts during the 4th through 7th centuries are examined. This study synthesizes advances in post–Roman studies since Leslie Alcock’s 1971 classic Arthur’s Britain.