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Wales and the Britons, 350-1064

T. M. Charles-Edwards


This is a history of the Welsh in the centuries in which Wales acquired the shape it was to retain until the present day. In 350 what is now Wales was just one part of Roman Britain: contemporaries had no notion of Wales or the Welsh in the later-medieval or modern sense. The inhabitants of what is now Wales were just Britons; and, in the early middle ages, the Welsh remained one part of a larger group, the Britons, called Walas or Wealas by the English. The book thus includes the Britons of North Britain, of Cornwall, and of Brittany, although its main focus is the Britons of Wales. The perio ... More

Keywords: post-Roman Britain, early-medieval Wales, the Britons, Britain and Ireland 350–1064, Wales and England before 1064

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780198217312
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217312.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

T. M. Charles-Edwards, author
Formerly Jesus Professor of Celtic, University of Oxford