The Gwent County History, Volume 3

The Making of Monmouthshire, 1536-1780

Author(s): Ralph A. Griffiths
Editor(s): Prys Morgan Madeleine Gray

Language: English

Genre(s): History Welsh Interest

Series: Gwent County History

  • February 2009 · 320pages · 246x189mm

  • ·Hardback - 9780708321980

About The Book

A study of the early modern period, from the creation of Monmouthshire by the Act of Union in 1536 to the beginnings of industrialization in the later eighteenth century. It explores the social concerns of this period, including the growth of urbanity and the commercial world, education, poverty and civil war, as well as religion and politics.


'This volume is an important addition to the growing canon of Welsh historic literature and a precious pearl in the book list of the University of Wales Press - all for the cost of a good shirt.' The Western Mail 'The people of Gwent have been well served both by the high quality and the impressive speed of production of the successive volumes of their county history under the inspired general editorship of Ralph A. Griffiths. The volume is exquisitely produced, edited throughout to the highest standards, and contains many marvelous pictures and photographs, together with relevant maps and tables which are genuinely helpful and complimentary to the text. The publication of the first three volumes in this series reflects the vision and ambition of the Gwent County History Association and University of Wales Press.' J. Graham Jones, Planet, Oct 2009

About the Author(s)

Ralph A. Griffiths

Ralph Griffiths, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at Swansea University, is Hon. Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society, and formerly Chairman of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.

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About the Editor(s)

Prys Morgan

Prys Morgan, D.Phil. FRHistS, FSA, FLSW, DL, is the son of T. J. Morgan, and is Emeritus Professor of History at Swansea University. Among his books are The Eighteenth Century Renaissance and Iolo Morganwg, A Bible for Wales and The University of Wales 1939–1993. A member of many Welsh public bodies, such as the Welsh Arts Council and Cadw, he has been President of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion since 2006, and is a founding fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.

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Madeleine Gray

Madeleine Gray is Professor Emerita of Ecclesiastical History at the University of South Wales.

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