Wales and the Tudor State

Government, Religious Change and the Social Order

Author(s): John Gwynfor Jones

Language: English

Genre(s): Social Policy and Law Religion Welsh Interest

  • July 1989 · 333pages · 216x138mm

  • ·Hardback - 9780708310397

About The Book

In this volume four explanatory chapters are followed by seven sections of annotated sources. These deal with aspects of Tudor government of Wales providing analysis with documentation of the Acts of Union 1534-1543, the effectiveness of regional and local government, matters of law and disorder, defence, Welsh "apprenticeship" in Parliament, the impact of the Reformation on Wales and Welsh culture, the social concerns and interests of the gentry class, and the testimony provided in the writings of contemporary poets. The text gives evidence about the elements of strength and weakness in Tudor rule in Wales and its impact on the Welsh sense of national identity.


Part 1: the Tudor settlement 1534-1543; regional and local government; the church and the Reformation; class and community. Part 2: matters of law, order and disorder; the defence of Wales; parliamentary affairs; religious reform and reaction; the declining poetic tradition; gentry interests, attitudes and concerns; the Tudor settlement and Welsh society – three views.

About the Author(s)

John Gwynfor Jones

John Gwynfor Jones is a professional historian and a prolific writer in both Welsh and English on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century in religion, society and culture.

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