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The Age of Conquest: Wales 1063-1415: Age of Conquest - Wales, 1063-1415 Vol 2 (History of Wales) [Paperback]

R. R. Davies
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7 Sep 2000 History of Wales (Book 2)
This classic study examines the period when Wales struggled to retain its independence and identity in the face of Anglo-Norman conquest and subsequent English rule. Professor Davies explores the nature of power and conflict within native Welsh society as well as the transformation of Wales under the English crown. An account of the last major revolt under Owain Glyn Dwr forms the culmination of this excellent work.

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  • Paperback: 548 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; New Ed edition (7 Sep 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198208782
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198208785
  • Product Dimensions: 3.1 x 13.7 x 21.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 105,660 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Fulfills every expectation. It is deeply researched and lucidly written....Not the least of the strengths of Davies's book is that he also places medieval Wales firmly within the context of British and Irish history and of European history in general. For that reason alone, Davies's book deserves the attention of all specialists in medieval history. For those who are interested specifically in medieval Wales, this book is a work of the first rank."--American Historical Review"A clear, systematic, and authoritative analysis....[A] work...of impeccable scholarship and synthesis."--Albion"Davies has complete control over his material, and with bardlike skill narrates the story of the Welsh as they faced and survived the Anglo-Norman invaders in the 11th and 12th centuries ....A vitally important acquisition for British history collections."--Choice"Narrative history writing at its best--majestic in style, immensely detailed yet never constipated. I cannot see it ever being superseded."--The Sunday Telegraph --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Currently Chairman of the Modern History Faculty, University of Oxford, and a former President of the Royal Historical Society, R. R. Davies is Chichele Professor of Medieval History at All Souls College, Oxford.

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I first came across the late Professor Davies's work when I read his thoroughly enjoyable biography of Owen Glendower (Owain Glyn Dwr). It was clear then that Rees Davies had an ear for a wonderful turn-of-phrase, as well as a firm grasp in telling a solidly-researched historical biography in an accessible way.

Whilst this history of Wales in the early to mid Medieval period is not, of course, a biography of one man, it is nevertheless a narrative told well. His grasp of both the details and of the overall picture throughout this period is clear on every page. I would not say it is an easy read - it is not helped by the publisher producing a volume with closely-packed sentences - but neither is it stodgy and dry.

It contains thirteen maps and six family trees, which certainly makes understanding the issues clearer.

As an Englishman with a passing interest in Wales and the Welsh, I found it a valuable corrective to my anglo-centric viewpoint. I learned a lot and will be drawn back to this volume again on my next visit to the principality.
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I was a schoolboy in North Wales during the war years, and I remembered the wall maps and diagrams concerning the shadowy figures of the medieval history of Wales and the ringing names of the Welsh kingdoms of the time. In all the years since I've had it in the back of my mind to find out more about this period and the coming of the Norman barons; this book satisfies my curiosity in every way. Learned - but also lucid.
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Like so many people in Wales, I had a little bit of knowledge of this general subject from my secondary school history lessons (which, incidently, seemed dull and irrelevant to me at the time!)

I was essentially ignorant of our history in this troublesome period, and like so many Welsh people, my views of the period, were perhaps romanticised and idealistic. The subject didnt really appeal to me beyond what I thought I already knew; until I stumbled accross this book!

This is detailed, yet easy to read account of a turbulent, and complex period in our history. The depth and knowledge of the author as well as his most likeable character shines through in this outstanding piece of work. It is, without doubt, the best history book that I've read to date.

I shall be reading more of Professor Davies' books for sure, his writing style is so encaptivating, (pity I didnt have such an inpirational teacher in school!)

Now that my interest in this subject has been ignited by this book, I suspect I'll be reading a lot more on the subject! Thank you Professor Davies!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Academic, but in a good way! 13 Aug 2001
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This is an academic history of wales, published as a series from Oxford. But it covers most of the history and reveals a lot of new facts. It is highly indebted to John Edward Lloyd, but in this field who isn't? Davies advances the scholarship since Lloyd greatly.
This is a great book (and series) for anyone who wants to a good introduction to Welsh history. Although there have been a few better, there have not been many.
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