Urban Assimilation in Post-Conquest Wales
Ethnicity, Gender and Economy in Ruthin 1282-1348
Distributed for University of Wales Press
Much scholarship has been done on Welsh and English cities after the Black Death but until now no serious attempt has been made to understand what they were like in the seventy-five or so years preceding the pandemic. In Urban Assimilation in Post-Conquest Wales, Matthew Frank Stevens fills this research gap, drawing on a case study of the Denbighshire town of Ruthin to discuss the significance of ethnicity, gender, and social status in the network of small Anglo-Welsh urban centers that emerged in North Wales following the English conquest of 1282.