Britain, Wales, England, c.600-1450

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This historical introduction begins by explaining the slow emergence of Wales as a clearly defined territory during the early medieval period. It goes on to assess the impact of the Norman settlements and the creation of the Welsh March, and how the Edwardian conquest of 1282 changed the map of Wales, along with its ruling elite and its sense of political and cultural identity. This chapter draws attention to the influences and enviroments which shaped the literature of medieval Wales.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge History of Welsh Literature
EditorsGeraint Evans, Helen Fulton
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISBN (Print)9781107106765
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameCambridge Histories - Literature
PublisherCambridge University Press
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