Urban Assimilation in Post-Conquest Wales

Ethnicity, Gender and Economy in Ruthin, 1282-1348

Author(s) Matthew Stevens

Language: English

Genre(s): Welsh Interest

Series: Studies in Welsh History

  • March 2010 · 224 pages ·234x156mm

  • · Hardback - 9780708322499
  • · eBook - pdf - 9780708322505
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783164011

About The Book

This book uses, principally but not only, a case study of the Denbighshire town of Ruthin to discuss both the significance of Englishness versus Welshness and of gender distinctions in the network of small Anglo-Welsh urban centres which emerged in north Wales following the English conquest of 1282. It carefully constructs an image of the way in which townspeople's everyday lives were influenced by their ethnic background, gender, wealth and social status. In this manner it explores and explains the motivations of English and welsh townspeople to work together in the mutual pursuit of prosperity and social stability.

About the Author(s)

Author(s): Matthew Stevens

MATTHEW FRANK STEVENS is Senior Lecturer in History at Swansea University. His work is focused on the economic, legal and social history of later medieval Britain and Europe.

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