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The Welsh History Review

Language: English and Welsh

Published Twice yearly

Print ISSN: 0043-2431 Online ISSN: 0083-792X

About the Journal

Published by the University of Wales Press since its inception in 1960, The Welsh History Review has established itself as the most authoritative journal in its field. This twice-yearly journal is committed to publishing a wide variety of scholarly research on Welsh history, from medieval to modern. The internationally renowned editorial board includes scholars from universities in Wales, England and the United States, whose breadth of knowledge is representative of the journal and its content, which is typically a diverse range of cultural, social, political and economic history.



Wales and the First World War: Themes and Debates. By Paul O’Leary

Five-Foot-Five Nation: Size, Wales and the Great War. By Mike Benbough-Jackson

Women’s Professional Employment in Wales During the First World War. By Beth Jenkins

‘For Freedom and Justice’: The Responses of Chapels in the Swansea Area to the First World War. By Gethin Matthews

‘Everyman’s Land’: The Second Christmas Truce, 1915. By Jonathon Riley

A Question of ‘Legitimate Pride’? The 38th (Welsh) Division at the Battle of Mametz Wood, July 1916. By Chris Williams

The Security Services in South Wales during the First World War. By Aled Eirug


Tolstoy, The Mysteries of Stonehenge: by Juliette Wood

Brough, The Rise and Fall of Owain Glyn Dŵr: by Sara Elin Roberts

Roberts, Jasper: The Tudor Kingmaker: by Ruth Selman

Jones, Crefydd, Cenedlgarwch a’r Wladwriaeth: John Penry (1563-1593) a Phiwritaniaeth Gynnar: gan Eryn White

Hulonce, Pauper Children and Poor Law Childhoods in England and Wales, 1834-1910: by Chris Williams

Wood, Miners at War 1914-1919: by Robin Barlow

Williams and Wallace (eds), ‘Young Men to Arms!’ The First World War in the Crickhowell District; Griffiths, Welsh Soldiers, Civilians and Eisteddfodau in WWI; Hughes, ‘Arm to Save Your Native Land!’ Army Recruiting in North-West Wales 1914-1916: by Gethin Matthews

Matthews, Creithiau: Dylanwad y Rhyfel Mawr ar Gymdeithas a Diwylliant yng Nghymru: by Paul O’Leary

Williams, Ask the Fellows That Cut the Coal: George Ewart Evans of Abercynon: by Huw Bowen

Chezzi, Italians in Wales and their Cultural Representations: by Daryl Leeworthy

Thomas-Symonds, Nye: The Political Life of Aneurin Bevan: by Martin Wright

Morgan, My Histories: by Gerald Morgan

Price, Nid Sianel Gyffredin Mohoni! Hanes Sefydlu S4C: gan Jamie Medhurst

Articles relating to the history of Wales, published mainly in 2016:
Welsh history before 1660: by R. K. Turvey
Welsh history after 1660: by Lewis Owen


Notes for Contributors of Articles and Reviews


Professor Huw Pryce, Bangor University

Professor Paul O’Leary, Aberystwyth University


Reviews Editor: Dr Gethin Matthews, Swansea University

Matthew Cragoe, University of Lincoln

Fiona Edmonds, Lancaster University

John S. Ellis, University of Michigan-Flint

Ralph A. Griffiths, Swansea University

Karen Jankulak, Felinfach, Lampeter

Geraint H. Jenkins, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth

Angela V. John, Swansea University

Aled Gruffydd Jones, Aberystwyth

Bill Jones, Cardiff University

Louise Miskell, Swansea University

Kenneth O. Morgan, The Queen’s College, Oxford

Robin Chapman Stacey, University of Washington, Seattle

Chris Williams, University College Cork

Gareth Williams, University of South Wales


Authors of articles should submit an electronic version (preferably as an e-mail attachment). Articles should be no longer than 10,000 words and follow the guidelines on style set out in the Notes for Contributors (printed at the back of WHR 26 (4), and also available from the Editors).

Proposed contributions on Welsh history pre-1700 should be sent to Professor Huw Pryce, School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG. Email: his015@bangor.ac.uk

Proposed contributions on Welsh history post-1700 should be sent to Dr Paul O’Leary,  Department of History and Welsh History, Aberystwyth University, Hugh Owen  Building, Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DY. Email: ppo@aber.ac.uk


Please send electronic and hard copies of reviews to Dr Gethin Matthews, Department of History and Classics, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP. Email: g.h.matthews@swansea.ac.uk. Books for review should also be sent to Dr Matthews, at the address above.


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