The Principality of Wales in the Later Middle Ages : The Structure and Personnel of Government: South Wales 1277-1536 Hardback
This is a study of royal government in the southern counties of the principality of Wales between the beginning of Edward I's conquest in 1277 and Henry VIII's `act of Union'.
This reprinted edition of the book, first published in 1972, includes a new introduction to incorporate recent writings on the subject.
Part I discusses the administrative framework of Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire and the way in which it evolved in response to the political needs and reactions of governors and governed.
Part II is a comprehensive biographical calendar of the officers of English kings and princes in south Wales, based on a wide range of published and unpublished sources - their careers, experience and wealth.
The book has been of great value to political and administrative historians, not only of Wales but of England too, and it also retains a value for students of Welsh society, and for literary and personal-name scholars.
No comparable comprehensive study of the involvement of men (rarely of women) in public service in late-medieval Wales (or indeed England) exists for this level of society and government.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 672 pages, No
- Publisher: University of Wales Press
- Publication Date: 15/05/2018
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9781786832641