The Welsh Princes: The Native Rulers of Wales, 1063-1283

The Welsh Princes The Native Rulers of Wales The Welsh princes were one of the most important ruling elites in medieval western Europe This volume examines their behaviour influence and power in a period when the Welsh were struggling to mainta

  • Title: The Welsh Princes: The Native Rulers of Wales, 1063-1283
  • Author: Roger Turvey
  • ISBN: 9780582308114
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Welsh princes were one of the most important ruling elites in medieval western Europe This volume examines their behaviour, influence and power in a period when the Welsh were struggling to maintain their independence and identity in the face of Anglo Norman settlement From the mid eleventh century to the end of the thirteenth, Wales was profoundly transformed by conThe Welsh princes were one of the most important ruling elites in medieval western Europe This volume examines their behaviour, influence and power in a period when the Welsh were struggling to maintain their independence and identity in the face of Anglo Norman settlement From the mid eleventh century to the end of the thirteenth, Wales was profoundly transformed by conquest and foreign colonial settlement Massive changes took place in the political, economic, social and religious spheres and Welsh culture was significantly affected Roger Turvey looks at this transformation, its impact on the Welsh princes and the part they themselves played in it Turvey s survey of the various aspects of princely life, power and influence draws out the human qualities of these flesh and blood characters, and is written very much with the general reader in mind.

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    One thought on “The Welsh Princes: The Native Rulers of Wales, 1063-1283”

    1. So far, this has the most in depth description of what daily life was like for this time period in Wales.

    2. As it turns out, 300 years worth of political history is mind-numbingly tedious and it doesn't matter what geographic area the history covers. But I'm now up to speed on recent scholarship in my academic major and plan to spend the next week reading books with dragons, wizards, magic, and/or cats in them. To the unwary reader who does not understand medieval Welsh naming conventions--well, you're in for a treat. As always, any medieval history is also a salutary reminder for those who forget jus [...]

    3. Abandoned this one a chapter or two in. Turvey has a meandering, repetitive prose style which renders his scholarship indigestible, however superb it may be.

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