Monastic Wales.

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Acts of Welsh Rulers 1120-1283

Huw Pryce (ed.)

University of Wales (Cardiff 2005)

A comprehensive collection of charters, letters and other written acts issued by native rulers of Wales from the early twelfth century to the Edwardian conquest of 1282–3. The documents and analysis offers an insight into political developments and concepts of authority in Wales, Anglo–Welsh relations, contacts with kings of France and the papacy, benefactions to religious houses, dispute settlement and uses of the written word in Welsh society.

The surviving texts of 444 documents are printed (most in Latin) with English summaries and explanatory notes; also included are notices of an additional 174 documents whose full texts have been lost. An extensive introduction outlines the history of each dynasty and territory whose rulers’ acts are included; it then analyses the textual transmission and diplomatic of the documents extant as texts and discusses the agencies responsible for their production.

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Beddgelert Priory, Gwynedd

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Puffin Island Priory, Gwynedd

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Maredudd ap Rhobert , lord of Cydewain (p. 157)