The Gwent County History, Volume 3

The Making of Monmouthshire, 1536-1780

Edited by Madeleine Gray and Prys Morgan

The Gwent County History, Volume 3

Edited by Madeleine Gray and Prys Morgan

Distributed for University of Wales Press

320 pages | 33 color plates and halftones | 7 1/2 x 9 1/2
Cloth $60.00 ISBN: 9780708321980 Published May 2009 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

This is the third volume of the authoritative history of the county of Gwent, geared towards an understanding of the county’s past for the twenty-first century reader. Volume III is a highly illustrated collection dealing with the early modern period of Welsh history, from the creation of Monmouthshire by the Act of Union in 1536 to the beginnings of industrialization in the later eighteenth century.


1. The Making of Monmouthshire

2. Landownership and Power, 1530-1642

3. Local, Regional and National Politics to 1642

4. Religion and Belief, 1530-1642

5. Civil War and Interregnum, 1642-60

6. Politics and Power, 1660-1702

7. Politics and Power, 1702-90

8. Religion and Belief, 1660-1780

9. The Patterns of Everyday Life

10. Population

11. Transport and Communications

12. Towns, Markets and Commerce

13. The Administration of Poor Relief

14. Language, Literature and Education

15. A Landscape of Improvement

16. Buildings in the Landscape

17. Early Industrial Development

18. Piercefield and the Wye Tour, 1740-1800

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