Cardiff and the Marquesses of Bute

Author(s) John Davies

Language: English

Genre(s): Welsh Interest

Series: Studies in Welsh History

  • October 2011 · 116 pages ·216x138mm

  • · Paperback - 9780708324639

About The Book

As late as 1980, a quarter of the population of Wales lived within the boundaries of what had once been the lordships of the Bute estate. Powerful landowners for centuries, the Stuarts of Bute were key drivers of the many social, political, and economic changes that transformed south Wales between the eighteenth and twentieth century. This volume explores the Butes and their influence, setting them in context of a long, interwoven history of landed proprietorship, economic development, and the rise of the industrial middle class throughout Britain.

About the Author(s)

Author(s): John Davies

John Davies was a historian and lecturer at the University of Aberystwyth, encompassing work on the development of the Welsh landscape and the history of Cardiff.

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