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The March of Wales

A Borderland of Medieval Britain 1067-1300

By 1300, a Marcher region had been created between England and Wales, consisting of about forty castle-centered lordships that extended along the Anglo-Welsh border and much of southern Wales. Expressions like “the Welsh marches” are still part of today’s vernacular, though they refer only vaguely to Anglo-Welsh borders—but the question remains: what was this medieval March of Wales, and how and why was it created? This book provides a readerly, scholarly, yet concise answer, aided by maps, illustrations, a list of key dates, and primary source material—placing the March in the context of current debates on frontiers and the medieval British Isles.
 

160 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Medieval Studies


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Table of Contents

Preface
List of Maps
Abbreviations
 
1. Introduction
 
2. The Making of the March, 1066-1283
 
3. The Social and Economic March, 1067-1300
 
4. The Frontier of Peoples, 1067-1300
 
5. Kingdoms, Countries and Marches: the Context of the British Isles
 
6. Conclusion: the European Perspective
 
List of Key Dates
 
Bibliography
Maps
Index

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