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.



The Biography Of Gruffudd Ap Cynan: Literary Form And Historical Interpretation – Beverley Smith

Authority And Conflict At The Cistercian Abbey Of Strata Florida – Janet Burton

‘At Hir Owne Discrecion’: Women And Will- Making In Late Medieval And Earlytudorwales – Deborah Youngs

The Significance Of Thewelsh Dimension: The Pioneering Of Comprehensive Education In Anglesey, C.1930–53 – Anna Olsson Rost

Obituary: Ieuan Gwynedd Jones (1920–2018) – Geraint H. Jenkins


Sims- Williams (Ed.), Buchedd Beuno: The Middle Welsh Life Of St Beuno – Gerald Morgan

Higham, King Arthur: The Making Of The Legend – Juliette Wood

Griffiths, The Principality Of Wales In The Later Middle Ages: The Structure And Personnel Of Government, South Wales, 1277–1536 – Matthew Stevens

Siddons, Welsh Genealogies A.D. 1500–1600 (Wg 3) – Ben Guy

Coward (Ed.), A Spiritual Botanology By S. Lucilius Verus (Edmund Jones) – Richard Suggett

Cymru A’r Môr / Maritime Wales, Nos 37 And 38 – Gerald Morgan

Parry- Jones, The Jews Of Wales: A History – Daryl Leeworthy

John, Rocking The Boat. Welsh Women Who Championed Equality, 1840–1990 – Louise Miskell

Eirug, Gwrthwynebwyr Cydwybodol Yn Y Rhyfel Mawr – Gethin Matthews

Davies,‘You Are Legend’: The Welsh Volunteers In The Spanish Civil War – Hywel Francis

Gooberman, From Depression To Devolution: Economy And Government In Wales, 1934–2006 – Daryl Leeworthy

James, Women, Identity And Religion In Wales. Theology, Poetry, Story – John Morgan-Guy

Davies, Story of the ‘Irish Mail’
Skidmore, Neath and Briton Ferry in the First World War
Izzidien, Watermelon Boys
Elias a Richards, Dyrnwr Mawr ym Môn a Llŷn
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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