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Dialogue of the Government of Wales (1594)

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In 1594 George Owen—a historian and geologist from Pembrokeshire—wrote The Dialogue of the Government of Wales, a commentary on the Welsh government after the Acts of Union. The study detailed the methods used by Henry VII and Henry VIII to maintain law and order, praising the Tudor monarchs for their enlightened policies. This new edition, edited by Welsh historian John Gwynfor Jones, contains an updated version of the text, numerous explanatory notes, and a lengthy introduction, and is ideal for anyone interested in the legal institutions of sixteenth-century Wales.

197 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2010

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“Comprehensively introduced and annotated, this is as erudite a new edition of George Owen’s crucial text as scholars could wish for. John Gwynfor Jones has once again placed historians of the period firmly in his debt by facilitating access to a rich source central to a still controversial and resonant historical debate.”

Gareth Elwyn Jones, University of Wales

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