Wales in late medieval and early modern English histories: Neglect, rediscovery, and their implications

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Those who read English history in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries encountered significant coverage of Wales. English readers of late fifteenth-century chronicles, however, found little sense of the situation of Wales, even regarding its role in the invasion through Wales of Henry VII, a king with Welsh ancestry. This change suggests there were limits to English fifteenth-century preoccupations with Welsh threats. It also accentuates the significance of the rediscovery of Welsh pasts that took place from the fifteen-thirties, due to the monarchy's Welsh identity and the importance in English historical writing of men with marcher connections like Richard Grafton and Edward Hall.
LanguageEnglish
Pages683-703
Number of pages21
JournalHistorical Research
Volume90
Issue number250
Early online date14 Sep 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

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