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Welsh History Review


Vol. 10, nos. 1-4 1980-81

Articles relating to Welsh history published mainly in 1978 : I.Welsh history before 1660 , II. Welsh history after 1660.

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The relationship between political power and the ownership of land in
south-east Wales is analysed by W. Davies, in Past and Present, LXXXI,
M. Miller evaluates the evidence in the Latin texts relating to the
foundation legend of the establishment of the kingdom of Gwynedd by
Cunedda, in Bull. Board of Celtic Studies, XXVII, 515-32.
T. Thornley Jones outlines the territorial associations of the 'Daughters
of Brychan', in Brycheiniog, XVII, 17-58; he surveys the personal back-
ground and activities of Saint David, in National Library of Wales Journal,
XX, 209-39.
R. Moon comments on two Viking rubric inscriptions: at Defynnog
and at Corwen, in Arch Camb., CXXVII, 124-26.
The heroic and chivalric traditions of panegyric in medieval Welsh
poetry are considered by A. T. E. Matonis in Speculum, LIII, 667-87.
The medieval castles of Gwent engage the attention of J. Knight, in
Gwent Local History, XLII, 40-47, and XLIII, 34-39.
D. J. Cathcart King presents a detailed illustrated study of the history
and fabric of the castle of Pembroke, in Arch, Comb., CXXVII, 75-121.
D. Pratt draws attention to the twelfth century motte and bailey castle
at Tomen y Rhodwydd (in Llandegla parish), ibid., 130-32; he considers
the administrative framework and provides a gazetteer of lay and ecclesi-
astical territorial units in fourteenth-century Bromfield and Yale in
Denbighshire Hist. Soc. Trans., XXVII, 89-149.
F. Jones discusses the medieval Order of the Holy Sepulchre and
identifies those knights with Welsh associations, in Journal of the Hist.
Soc. of the Church in Wales, XXXI, 11-33; he recounts the fortunes of
the mansion and occupants of Berllandywyll, in the parish of Llangathen,
from the fourteenth century onwards, in The Carmarthenshire Historian,
XV, 43-62.
D. Huws describes and comments on an early twelfth-century Welsh
manuscript of Bede's De natura rerum, in Bull. Board of Celtic Studies,
XXVH, 491-504.
New manuscript evidence which throws light on the date and origin
of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Prophecies of Merlin are examined by Bernard
Meehan, ibid., XXVIII, pp. 37-46.
The writings of Walter Map and Gerald of Wales form the subject of
a comparative study by L. Thorpe, in Medium Aevum, XLVII, 6-21.
R. B. Patterson contributes a palaeographical note on a charter associ-
ated with the scriptorium of Earl William of Gloucester (1147-83), in
National Library of Wales Journal, XX, 342-44.
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