Llywelyn ap Gruffudd: Prince of Wales

Llywelyn ap Gruffudd: Prince of Wales

By: J. Beverley Smith (author)Hardback

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This is a new edition of the first full-length English-language study of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (c.1225 - 82), prince of Wales. In this scholarly and lucid book, J. Beverley Smith offers an in-depth assessment not only of Llywelyn, but of the age in which he lived. Llywelyn ap Gruffudd: Prince of Wales is an outstanding work by an author with a perceptive knowledge of the complexities of his subject. This examination of the triumphs and subsequent reverses of a ruler of exceptional vision and vigour is a substantial contribution to our understanding of the nature of Welsh politics and the complexities of Anglo-Welsh relations. The author takes thirteenth-century Wales as a backdrop against which he analyses the relationship between a sense of nationhood and the practical realities of creating a structure to embrace a unified principality of Wales held under the aegis of the English Crown.

About Author

J. Beverley Smith was Professor of Welsh History in the Department of History and Welsh History at Aberystwyth University.


1. Inheritance 2. Bryn Derwin 3. Supremacy 4. Rhyd Chwima 5. Lord of Snowdon 6. Prince of Wales 7. A Principality in Perplexity 8. Aberconwy 9. Contention and Conflict 10. Cilmeri

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781783160068
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 680
  • ID: 9781783160068
  • ISBN10: 1783160063

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