The Age of Conquest: Wales 1063-1415

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This classic study examines the period when Wales struggled to retain its independence and identity in the face of Anglo-Norman conquest and subsequent English rule. Professor Davies explores the nature of power and conflict within native Welsh society as well as the transformation of Wales under the English crown. An account of the last major revolt under Owain Glyn Dwr forms the culmination of this excellent work.
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Overview


This classic study examines the period when Wales struggled to retain its independence and identity in the face of Anglo-Norman conquest and subsequent English rule. Professor Davies explores the nature of power and conflict within native Welsh society as well as the transformation of Wales under the English crown. An account of the last major revolt under Owain Glyn Dwr forms the culmination of this excellent work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198208785
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Series: Oxford History of Wales Series
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 1,274,800
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Currently Chairman of the Modern History Faculty, University of Oxford, and a former President of the Royal Historical Society, R. R. Davies is Chichele Professor of Medieval History at All Souls College, Oxford.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps
List of Diagrams
Abbreviations
Note on Welsh Place-Names
Pt. I Native Wales and the Norman Threat, 1063-1172
1 Wales and the Welsh 3
2 The Struggle for Supremacy: Wales 1063-1172 24
3 Native Wales 1063-1172: Power, Conflict, and Hegemony 56
4 The Anglo-Norman Settlement and the Making of Marcher Society 82
Pt. II The Transformation of Welsh Society, 1100-1350
5 Native Wales: The Bonds of Society 115
6 The Transformation of Economic Life 139
7 Church and Religion in an Age of Change 172
Pt. III The Age of Consolidation, 1172-1277
8 Native Wales, 1172-1240 216
9 The Governance of Native Wales 252
10 The March of Wales, 1172-1277: The Age of Definition 271
11 Royal Policy in Wales, 1172-1256 289
12 Llywelyn ap Gruffudd: The Years of Supremacy, 1255-76 308
Pt. IV Conquest and Settlement, 1277-1317
13 Conquest 333
14 Settlement 355
Pt. V Post-Conquest Wales, 1317-1415
15 Foreign Lordship and Native Community 391
16 Peace, Coexistence and Change in Fourteenth-Century Wales 412
17 Tension and Revolt, 1370-1415 431
Epilogue 461
App The Descent of the Major Anglo-Norman Lordships in Wales 1086-1400 466
Bibliography 473
Index 511
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