Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Age of ConquestWales 1063-1415$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

R. R. Davies

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198208785

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208785.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 28 November 2021

The Governance of Native Wales

The Governance of Native Wales

(p.252) Chapter 9 The Governance of Native Wales
The Age of Conquest

R. R. Davies

Oxford University Press

Kingship was an ancient institution in Wales as in the rest of Europe; but there was still much that was vague about its status and authority. The kings or princes of Wales had no formal or consistent titles; often, indeed, they used no title at all, there was no known inauguration ceremony to install them in office; there was little coherent theory on the status and dignity of kingship to which they could appeal. Some attempt now appears to have been made to remedy this deficiency. The native law-texts, first assembled in their present form in the late twelfth or early thirteenth centuries, may well have formed part of that campaign. They certainly have a strong royalist flavour: they extol the role of kings in making and reforming law.

Keywords:   kingship, status, authority, Wales, Europe, kings, princes, titles, law-texts

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .