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T. M. Charles-Edwards

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780198217312

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217312.001.0001

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Charters and Laws

Charters and Laws

(p.245) 7 Charters and Laws
Wales and the Britons, 350-1064

T. M. Charles-Edwards

Oxford University Press

This chapter is the first in the second part of the book, devoted to the society of early‐medieval Wales. The two principal sources are the charters associated with two Glamorganshire churches, Llandaff and Llancarfan, and one church in Carmarthenshire, Llandeilo Fawr. The Llandaff collection is the largest but also by far the most problematic. As charters benefitting Llandaff, they are forgeries, but what the forgers very probably did was take charters belonging to other churches, mainly in Gwent and Ergyng, and then pretend that the beneficiaries belonged to Llandaff. The Llancarfan collection is especially useful since it preserves the fullest details on the food‐renders paid by peasants to their lords. The laws belong to the period after 1064, but it is sometimes possible to argue that particular rules and institutions were early.

Keywords:   llandaff charters, Llancarfan charters, The Lichfield Gospels, The editing of charters, Welsh law

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