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Cardiganshire County History Volume 2

Medieval and Early Modern Cardiganshire

Editor(s): Geraint H. Jenkins Richard Suggett Eryn Mant White

Language: English

Genre(s): Welsh Interest

Series: The Cardiganshire County History

October 2019512 pages

Hardback - 9781786834522

About The Book

Cardiganshire County History Volume 2 is published by the University of Wales Press on behalf of the Ceredigion Historical Society, in association with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. This volume provides a comprehensive and authoritative account, written by distinguished authors in fifteen chapters, of the wide range of social, economic, political, religious and cultural forces that shaped the ethos and character of the county of Cardiganshire over a period of 600 years. This was a period of great turbulence and change. It witnessed conquest and castle-building, the impact of the Glyndŵr rebellion, the coming of the Protestant Reformation, and the turmoil of civil war. Over time, the inhabitants of the county developed a sense of themselves as a distinctive people who dwelt in a recognisable entity. From very early on, literate people took pride in their native patch; in the eyes of the learned Sulien (d. 1091) and his sons, the land of Ceredig was a sacred patria. Poets and scribes burnished the reputation of the county, and a vibrant poem by Siôn Morys in 1577 maintained that it was the best of shires and ‘the fold of the generous ones’.

About the Editor(s)

Geraint H. Jenkins

Professor Geraint H. Jenkins is Professor Emeritus and Honorary Senior Fellow of CAWCS.

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Richard Suggett

Richard Suggett, Senior Investigator of Historic Buildings, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales at Aberystwyth.

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Eryn Mant White

Dr Eryn Mant White is Senior Lecturer in Welsh History at Aberystwyth University.Dr Eryn M White, Reader, Department of History and Welsh History, Aberystwyth University.

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