Editor(s): Prys Morgan Madeleine Gray
Series: Gwent County History
- February 2009 · 320pages · 246x189mm
- ·Hardback - 9780708321980
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