Wales and the Crusades

c. 1095 - 1291

Kathryn Hurlock

Wales and the Crusades

Kathryn Hurlock

Distributed for University of Wales Press

267 pages | 3 maps | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2011
Paper $21.00 ISBN: 9780708324271 Published February 2012 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
E-book $40.00 ISBN: 9780708324288 Will Publish October 2019 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

This is the first study to consider the impact of the Crusades on medieval Wales. Drawing on poetry, chronicles, and other literatures, Kathryn Hurlock explores Welsh enthusiasm for the movement during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Hurlock considers military recruitment, participation, and overall support for military campaigns throughout Wales, demonstrating the varying opinions in north and south Wales and among various social classes. She also shows how the English used the Crusades as a way to cement their control over Wales.

Series Editors’ Foreword
List of Illustrations

I. The crusades in Welsh sources
II. Recruitment: Archbishop Baldwin’s preaching tour in 1188
III. The response: participants from Wales and the March
IV. The military orders in Wales and the March
V. The political place of the crusades in Anglo-Welsh relations

Appendix I: Welsh Participants
Appendix II: Marcher Participants
Appendix III: Genealogies
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