The Acts of Welsh Rulers, 1120-1283

Editor(s) Huw Pryce

Language: English

Genre(s): Welsh Interest, Politics

  • October 2010 · 960 pages ·216x138mm

  • · Hardback - 9780708323830
  • · eBook - pdf - 9780708323878
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783164295

About The Book

This volume provides the first comprehensive collection of charters, letters and other written acts issued by native rulers of Wales from the early twelfth century to the Edwardian conquest of 1282-3. It thereby makes more accessible than ever before a key body of source material for the study of medieval Wales during 'the age of the princes' - an era of struggles for power by native rulers both among themselves and with Marcher lords and the English crown. The documents assembled and analysed here illuminate a wide range of topics including political developments and concepts of authority in Wales, Anglo-Welsh relations, contacts with kings of France and the papacy, benefactions to religious houses, dispute settlement and uses of the written word in Welsh society.


'In every sense this is a massive achievement... It should be on the shelves of anyone with an interest in medieval history or the history of Wales. For those who combine those interests, and study the medieval history of Wales it is a book which should never be out of reach, and for which they will owe its editor a great debt of gratitude.' The Montgomeryshire Collections ' immensely important resource for the ongoing study of medieval Welsh history.' Revue D'Histoire Ecclesiastique "The appearance of this superb volume marks the fulfillment of a scholarly enterprise of exceptional importance in the historical study of medieval Wales. Huw Pryce's accomplished critical study, in this truly impressive volume, provides a secure foundation for further investigation, and in so doing he makes his own invaluable contribution to Welsh and broader historical studies that will be readily and widely recognized among medieval scholars in Wales and further afield." J. Beverley Smith, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 54

About the Editor(s)

Author(s): Huw Pryce

Huw Pryce is Professor of Welsh History at Bangor University.

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