A History of Wales 1485-1660

Author(s) Hugh Thomas

Language: English

Genre(s): Welsh Interest, History

Series: History of Wales

  • September 2011 · 256 pages ·216x138mm

  • · Paperback - 9780708324875

About The Book

The events of the period 1485 - 1660 were decisive in the development of modern Wales and, in Hugh Thomas' first in the four-volume "Welsh History Text Books" series, students are presented with a scholarly, balanced and informative discussion. From the crowning of Henry Tudor as King of England in 1485 to the profoundly transformed religious, cultural and economic conditions at the end of the period under survey, Wales and Welsh society would stride forward in a committed partnership within a greater Britain.


'The strength of this volume lies in its perceptive and lucid study of the administrative, social, economic and cultural scene ... providing a sound exposition of the objectives, obligations and conditions of life of the various classes in the social hierarchy.' - Welsh History Review Few periods of Welsh history have attracted more attention in schools and colleges than that covered by Mr Hugh Thomas"s book. The events of that period have certainly had a decisive influence upon the development of modern Wales, but students and pupils wishing to acquaint themselves with the background have for long felt the need of a comprehensive basic text-book. Mr Thomas has now met this need, and this volume ...provides a sound survey not only of the political and religious history of the period, but also of its cultural, social and economic aspects... -Welsh History Review

About the Author(s)

Author(s): Hugh Thomas

Hugh Thomas was born in Ystalyfera in the Swansea Valley. Following study at the University College of Swansea, interrupted by the Second World War, he taught history at Llanidloes, Brecon, Swansea, and was principal lecturer at Barry College of Education on his retirement in 1980. A History of Wales 1485 - 1660 was first published in 1972 and has been continuously in print since that date as part of the Welsh History Text Book series spanning 1485 - 2000.

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