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This list relates to the semester Semester Two 2017-2018 which does not start until 25/01/2018
  1. The key text for the module 1 item
    1. The age of conquest: Wales 1063-1415 - R. R. Davies 1991 (various printings)

      Book Essential

  2. General Reading 29 items
    Have a look also at the entries of individuals in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online: http://www.oxforddnb.com/
    1. The struggle for mastery: Britain 1066-1284 - David Carpenter 2004

      Book Essential

    2. Medieval Wales - A. D. Carr 1995

      Book Essential

    3. A history of Wales - John Davies 1994

      Book Further reading

    4. The British Isles 1100-1500: comparisons, contrasts and connections - J. Beverley Smith, Huw Pryce, R. R. Davies 1988

      Book Essential

    5. Wales in the early Middle Ages - Wendy Davies 1982

      Book Essential

    6. The political development of the British Isles 1100-1400 - Robin Frame 1990 (various printings)

      Book Essential

    7. Wales and the welsh in the middle ages: essays presented to J. Beverley Smith - Ralph A. Griffiths, Phillipp R. Schofield, J. Beverley Smith 2011

      Book Essential

    8. Medieval Welsh manuscripts - Daniel Huws 2000

      Book Essential

    9. Medieval Wales - Ian Jack 1972

      Book Essential

    10. A concise history of Wales - Geraint H. Jenkins 2007

      Book Essential

    11. Drych yr oesoedd canol - Nesta Lloyd, Morfydd E. Owen 1986

      Book Essential

    12. Medieval Welsh society: selected essays by T. Jones Pierce - Thomas Jones Pierce, J. Beverley Smith 1972

      Book Essential

    13. The Tempus history of Wales 25,000 BC-AD 2000 - Prys Morgan, National Library of Wales 2001

      Book Essential

    14. Cymru'r oesau canol - Robert Richards 1933

      Book Essential

    15. Wales through the ages - A. J. Roderick 1959- (various printings)

      Book Essential

    16. Medieval Wales - David Walker 1990

      Book Essential

    17. Religion, language and nationality in Wales: historical essays - Glanmor Williams 1979

      Book Essential

    18. The Welsh in their history - Gwyn A. Williams 1982

      Book Essential

    19. When was Wales?: a history of the Welsh - Gwyn A. Williams 1985 (various printings)

      Book Essential

    20. The new Cambridge medieval history: Vol. 6: c.1300-c.1415 - Michael Jones 2000

      Book Further reading see entry onn 'Wales', A.D. Carr

    21. The identity of 'Wales' in the Thirteenth Century - R.R. Davies

      Chapter Further reading

    22. Nations in medieval Britain 2010

      Book Further reading available in NLW only.

  3. Primary sources 27 items
    The following websites have brilliant resources (in Welsh and English) on two poets, Dafydd ap Gwilym and Guto’r Glyn, including poetry in English translation, discussion and notes: http://www.dafyddapgwilym.net/ http://www.gutorglyn.net/gutorglyn/index/
    1. Welsh court poems - Rhian M. Andrews 2007

      Book Further reading

    2. The autobiography of Gerald of Wales - Harold Edgeworth Butler, John Gillingham, Giraldus 2005

      Book Further reading

    3. Calendar of ancient correspondence concerning Wales - J. Goronwy Edwards, Great Britain. Public Record Office 1935

      Book Further reading

    4. Littere Wallie preserved in Liber A in the Public Record Office - J. Goronwy Edwards, United Kingdom. Public Record Office 1940

      Book Further reading

    5. Historia Gruffud vab Kenan - Daniel Simon Evans 1977

      Book Further reading

    6. List of Welsh entries in the Memoranda Rolls, 1282-1343 - Natalie Fryde, Great Britain. Public Record Office, University of Wales. Board of Celtic Studies 1974

      Book Further reading

    7. The chronicle of Adam Usk, 1377-1421 - Chris Given-Wilson 1997

      Book Further reading

    8. The laws of Hywel Dda: law texts from medieval Wales - Dafydd Jenkins, Hywel Dda 2000

      Book Further reading

    9. Brenhinedd y Saesson; or, The King of the Saxons: BM Cotton MS. Cleopatra Bv; and, The black book of Basingwerk, NLW MS. 7006 - Thomas Jones, British Museum, National Library of Wales 1971

      Book Further reading

    10. Brut y Tywysogion - Thomas Jones 1953

      Book Further reading

    11. Gwaith Tudur Aled - T. Gwynn Jones 1926

      Book Further reading

    12. Brut Dingestow - Henry Lewis 1942

      Book Further reading

    13. Owain Glyndŵr: a casebook 2013

      Book Further reading

    14. The medieval Welsh religious lyric: poems of the Gogynfeirdd, 1137-1282 - Catherine A McKenna 1991

      Book Further reading

    15. Gwaith Dafydd ap Gwilym - Thomas Parry, Dafydd ap Gwilym 1996

      Book Further reading

    16. The acts of Welsh rulers: 1120-1283 - Huw Pryce, University of Wales. Board of Celtic Studies. History and Law Committee 2005

      Book Further reading

    17. Dafydd Nanmor - Gilbert E. Ruddock 1992

      Book Further reading

    18. The Charters of the Abbey of Ystrad Marchell - Graham C. G. Thomas, National Library of Wales 1997

      Book Further reading

    19. The journey through Wales ; and, The description of Wales - Lewis Thorpe, Giraldus 1978

      Book Further reading

    20. Cronica Walliae - Humphrey Llwyd, Ieuan Morgan Williams, J. Beverley Smith, Board of Celtic Studies. History and Law Committee 2002

      Book Further reading

  4. Political and legal history 88 items
    1. i) Princes and Normans 36 items
      1. Dolforwyn: Prospect and Retrospect - L. Butler

        Chapter Further reading

      2. Llywelyn ap Gruffydd ?-1282 - A. D. Carr 1982

        Book Further reading

      3. The Welsh king and his court - Morfydd E. Owen, Paul Russell, T. M. Charles-Edwards 2000 (various printings)

        Book Further reading

      4. The image of aristocracy in Britain, 1000-1300 - David Crouch, NetLibrary, Inc 1992 (electronic resource)

        Book Further reading

      5. Law and national identity in thirteenth-century Wales - R. R. Davies

        Chapter Further reading

      6. The first English empire: power and identities in the British Isles 1093-1343 - R. R. Davies 2000

        Book Further reading

      7. The Teulu, c.633–1283 - Sean Davies

        Article Further reading

      8. Wales and the Crusades, c.1095-1291 - Kathryn Hurlock 2011

        Book Further reading

      9. The Wilderness Years of Llywelyn the Great - C. Insley

        Chapter Further reading

      10. The March of Wales 1067-1300: a borderland of medieval Britain - Max Lieberman 2008

        Book Further reading

      11. The Welsh kings - K. L. Maund 2000

        Book Further reading

      12. The acts of Welsh rulers: 1120-1283 - Huw Pryce, University of Wales. Board of Celtic Studies. History and Law Committee 2005

        Book Further reading

      13. Native law and the church in medieval Wales - Huw Pryce 1993

        Book Further reading

      14. Anglo-Welsh Agreements, 1201-77 - Huw Pryce

        Chapter Further reading

      15. Llywelyn ap Gruffudd: Prince of Wales - J. Beverley Smith 1998

        Book Further reading

      16. The governance of Gwynedd - David Stephenson 1984

        Book Further reading

      17. The Lord Rhys: prince of Deheubarth - Roger Turvey 1997

        Book Further reading

      18. The Welsh princes: the native rulers of Wales, 1063-1283 - Roger Turvey 2002

        Book Further reading

      19. The Norman conquerors - David Walker 1977

        Book Further reading

      20. The Norman Town Defences of Abergavenny - J Bray, S Clarke

        Article Further reading

      21. Welsh Custom and Canon Law - H. Pryce

        Chapter Further reading

      22. A political chronology of Wales, 1066 to 1282 - Paul Martin Remfry 1995-1996

        Book Further reading available in NLW.

      23. The Lordship of Glamorgan 1958

        Article Further reading

      24. Llywelyn ap Gruffydd and the March of Wales - J.B. Smith 1982

        Article Further reading

      25. Dynastic Succession in Medieval Wales - J.B. Smith 1986

        Article Further reading

    2. ii) Edwardian Conquest and the Fourteenth Century 26 items
      1. The taming of the dragon: Edward I & the conquest of Wales - W. B. Bartlett 2003

        Book Further reading

      2. Welsh soldiers in the later Middle Ages - Adam Chapman 2015

        Book Further reading

      3. Edward I’s Castle-Building in Wales - John Goronwy Edwards

        Chapter Further reading

      4. Conquerors and conquered in medieval Wales - Ralph A. Griffiths 1994

        Book Further reading

      5. Edward I and Wales - R. R. Davies, J. Beverley Smith, Llinos Beverley Smith, Trevor Herbert 1988

        Book Further reading

      6. The medieval castle in Ireland and Wales: essays in honour of Jeremy Knight - John R. Kenyon, Kieran Denis O'Conor 2003

        Book Further reading

      7. The Welsh wars of Edward I - John E. Morris 1996

        Book Further reading

      8. Welsh castles: a guide by counties - Adrian Pettifer 2000

        Book Further reading

      9. Edward I - Michael Prestwich 1988 (various printings)

        Book Further reading

      10. The three Edwards: war and state in England, 1272-1377 - Michael Prestwich 1981

        Book Further reading

      11. The castle community - Rickard, John 2002

        Book Further reading

      12. Wales and England: antipathy and sympathy - G Roberts

        Chapter Further reading

      13. Edward II and the allegiance of Wales - J.B Smith 1976

        Article Further reading

      14. Urban assimilation in post-conquest Wales: ethnicity, gender and economy in Ruthin, 1282-1348 - Matthew Frank Stevens 2010

        Book Further reading

      15. The Welsh castles of Edward I - A. J. Taylor 1986

        Book Further reading

      16. Gruffydd Llwyd and the Celtic Alliance - J.B. Smith 1974-6

        Article Further reading

    3. iii) Glyndŵr Rebellion 13 items
      1. Owain Glyn Dŵr and the Welsh squirearchy - R.R Davies 1969

        Article Further reading

      2. The revolt of Owain Glyn Dŵr - R. R. Davies 1995 (various printings)

        Book Further reading

      3. Wales and the Avignon Papacy - J.R. Gabriel 1923

        Article Further reading

      4. Owain Glyndŵr before 1400 1970

        Article Further reading

      5. Some Partisans of Owain Glyndŵr at Oxford - R.A. Griffiths 1962-1964

        Article Further reading

      6. Gentlemen and Rebels in Later Medieval Cardiganshire - R.A. Griffiths 1964-7

        Article Further reading

      7. After Glyn Dŵr: an Age of Reconciliation - R.A. Griffiths 2002

        Article Further reading

      8. National redeemer: Owain Glyndŵr in Welsh tradition - Elissa R. Henken 1996

        Book Further reading

      9. Owen Glendower: Owen Glyn Dŵr - John Edward Lloyd 1931

        Book Further reading

      10. The Last Phase of the Glyn Dŵr Rebellion - J.B. Smith 1966

        Article Further reading

    4. Wales and wider world 13 items
      1. Soldiers, weapons and armies in the fifteenth century - Anne Curry, Adrian R. Bell 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Further reading

      2. Wales and the Crusades, c.1095-1291 - Kathryn Hurlock 2011

        Book Further reading

      3. Welsh Infantry in Flanders in 1297 - M. Prestwich

        Chapter Further reading

      4. John of Wales: a study of the works and ideas of a thirteenth-century friar - Jenny Swanson 2002

        Book Further reading

      5. Welsh Students at Oxford in the Middle Ages - G Usher 1954-5

        Article Further reading

      6. Medieval Wales and European History - Wickham, Chris

        Article Further reading

  5. Society and economy 30 items
    1. i) General 19 items
      1. Welsh genealogies AD300-1400 - Peter C. Bartrum 1974

        Book Further reading

      2. Welsh genealogies AD300-1400: supplement - Peter C. Bartrum 1979

        Book Further reading

      3. Medieval Anglesey - A. D. Carr 1982

        Book Further reading

      4. The towns of Wales: a study in urban geography - Harold Carter 1966

        Book Further reading

      5. Lordship and society in the March of Wales, 1282-1400 - R. R. Davies 1978

        Book Further reading

      6. Lords and lordship in the British Isles in the late Middle Ages - R. R. Davies, Brendan Smith 2009

        Book Further reading

      7. Land and Power in Early Medieval Wales - Wendy Davies 1978

        Article Further reading

      8. Modern Perspectives on Medieval Welsh Towns - C Dyer

        Chapter Further reading

      9. Urban culture in medieval Wales - Helen Fulton 2012

        Book Further reading

      10. Clans and Gentry Families in the Vale of Clwyd, 1282-1536 - D. H. Owen

        Chapter Further reading

      11. Medieval Welsh society - Thomas Jones Pierce 1972

        Book Further reading

      12. The Black Death in Wales - William Rees 1920

        Article Further reading

      13. Welsh society and native power before the conquest - J.B., Smith

        Chapter Further reading

      14. Disputes and Settlements in Medieval Wales: The Role of Arbitration - Llinos Beverley Smith 1991

        Article Further reading

    2. ii) Women 11 items
      1. Gender, nation and conquest in the high middle ages: Nest of Deheubarth - Susan M. Johns 2013

        Book Further reading

      2. Towards a History of Women in Late Medieval Wales - Ll. B. Smith

        Chapter Further reading

      3. Divorce, Medieval Welsh Style - Robin Chapman Stacey 2002

        Article Further reading

      4. The Townswomen of Wales: Singlewomen, Work and Service, c.1300-c.1550 - D. Youngs

        Chapter Further reading

  6. Church and religion 29 items
    See also the great resources and further bibliography on the Monastic Wales website: http://www.monasticwales.org/
    1. Gerald of Wales: a voice of the Middle Ages - Robert Bartlett 2006

      Book Further reading

    2. The Church and the Welsh border in the central Middle Ages - Christopher Brooke 1986

      Book Further reading

    3. The monastic and religious orders in Britain, 1000-1300 - Janet E. Burton 1994

      Book Further reading

    4. Celtic hagiography and saints' cults - Jane Cartwright 2003

      Book Further reading in this collection, note especially E. HENKEN, ‘Welsh Hagiography and the Nationalist Impulse’.

    5. Dead Virgins: Feminine sanctity in medieval Wales - Jane Cartwright 2002

      Article Further reading

    6. The monastic order in south Wales, 1066-1349 - F. G. Cowley 1977

      Book Further reading

    7. The Book of Llandaf and the Norman church in Wales - John Reuben Davies 2003

      Book Further reading

    8. The Saints of South Wales and the Welsh Church - J. R. Davies

      Chapter Further reading

    9. The Friars in Wales - R.C. Easterling 1914

      Article Further reading

    10. Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae, 1300-1541: 11: The Welsh dioceses (Bangor, Llandaff, St Asaph, St David's) ; compiled by B. Jones - John Le Neve, Bridgett Jones 1965

      Book Further reading Note also the online version: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/fasti-ecclesiae/1300-1541/vol11

    11. Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae, 1066-1300: 9: The Welsh cathedrals (Bangor, Llandaff, St. Asaph, St. Davids) ; compiled by M.J. Pearson - John Le Neve, M. J. Pearson, University of London. Institute of Historical Research 2003

      Book Further reading Note also the online version: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/fasti-ecclesiae/1066-1300/vol9

    12. Native law and the church in medieval Wales - Huw Pryce 1993

      Book Further reading

    13. Giraldus Cambrensis: the growth of the Welsh nation - Michael Richter 1976

      Book Further reading

    14. The Cistercians in Wales: architecture and archaeology, 1130-1540 - David Robinson, Society of Antiquaries of London 2006

      Book Further reading

    15. Church-Building in Late Medieval Wales - R. Stuggett

      Chapter 

    16. The Welsh Cistercians - David H Williams 2001

      Book Further reading

    17. The Welsh Church from conquest to Reformation - Glanmor Williams 1976

      Book Further reading

    18. The Church and Monasticism in the Age of Conquest - G. Williams

      Chapter Further reading

    19. Henry de Gower: Bishop and Builder - G. Williams

      Chapter Further reading

  7. Culture 22 items
    1. Medieval Welsh literature - Andrew Breeze 1997

      Book Further reading

    2. Dafydd ap Gwilym - Rachel Bromwich 1974

      Book 

    3. The poets of the Welsh princes - J.E. Caerwyn Williams 1978

      Book Further reading

    4. The court poet in medieval Wales: an essay - J. E. Caerwyn Williams c1997

      Book Further reading

    5. Dafydd ap Gwilym: influences and analogues - Huw M. Edwards 1996

      Book Further reading

    6. Medieval religious literature - D. Simon Evans 1986

      Book Further reading

    7. Dafydd ap Gwilym and the European context - Helen Fulton 1989

      Book Further reading

    8. Medieval Celtic literature and society - Helen Fulton 2005

      Book Further reading

    9. Dafydd ap Gwilym and his Patrons in Ceredigion - G Gruffydd 2008

      Article Further reading

    10. A guide to Welsh literature: Vol.1. - A. O. H. Jarman, Gwilym Rees Hughes 1992

      Book Further reading

    11. A guide to Welsh literature 1282-c.1550: Vol. 2 - A.O.H. Jarman, Gwilym Rees Hughes 1997

      Book Further reading

    12. Medieval vision - P. Lord, John Morgan-Guy 2003

      Book Further reading

    13. The medieval Welsh religious lyric: poems of the Gogynfeirdd, 1137-1282 - Catherine A McKenna 1991

      Book Further reading

    14. A life of Guto'r Glyn - E. A. Rees 2008

      Book Further reading

    15. Y traddodiad barddol - Gwyn Thomas 1976

      Book Further reading

  8. THe townswomen of Wales: singlewomen, work and service, c.1300-c.1500 - Deborah Youngs

    Chapter Further reading