Charles-Edwards, T. M.


Charles-Edwards, T. M., Wales and the Britons, 350–1064, History of Wales, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 816 pp.

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Wales and the Britons, 350–1064
Oxford University Press
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Lewis, Barry James, “Review article: A new synthesis of early medieval Brittonic history (Wales and the Britons 350–1064 by Thomas M. Charles-Edwards)”, Celtica 28 (2016): 217–237.
Subjects and topics
Eadwine [king of Northumbria]Eadwine ... king of Northumbria
(d. 632)
son of Ælla (king of Deira), was king of the two Northumbrian kingdoms, Deira and Bernicia, and described by Bede as an overking. He was killed in battle against Penda, king of Mercia.
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Oswald [king of Northumbria]Oswald ... king of Northumbria
(d. 642)
Son of Æthelfrith (king of Bernicia and later, Northumbria), was king of the Northumbrian kingdoms, Bernicia and Deira, following a period of exile among the Irish. He was killed in battle against an alliance between Penda, king of Mercia, and the Britons. Oswald later became the focus of a royal cult.
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Penda [king of Mercia]Penda ... king of Mercia
(d. 655)
son of Pybba, was king of Mercia
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“Introduction: The lands of the Britons”
A. After Rome (chapters 1-6)
[A 1] “Britain, 350-550”
[A 2] “The Britons and their Languages”
[A 3] “Inscriptions”
[A 4] “The Britons and the Irish, 350-800”
[A 5] “From Pelagius to Gildas”
[A 6] “Rome and the Britons, 400-664”
B. Early Welsh society (chapters 7-10)
[B 7] “Charters and laws”
[B 8] “Lords, food-renders, and peasants”
[B 9] “Kinship and status”
[B 10] “Kingship”
C. The Britons and the English, 550-1064 (chapters 11-17)
[C 11] “The Britons and the Northumbrians, 547-685: the evidence”
[C 12] “The Britons, Northumbria, and the rise of Mercia, 550-685”
[C 13] “The Britons and their neighbours under the Mercian hegemony”
[C 14] “Two ninth-century writers”
[C 15] “The transformation of the ninth century”
[C 16] “The Britons and the Empire of Britain”
[C 17] “Wales, 950-1064”
D. The Welsh church and culture (chapters 18-20)
[D 18] “The organization of the Welsh Church”
[D 19] “Latin learning in Wales c. 400-1100”
[D 20] “Poets and story-tellers”
Bibliography; Index
Dennis Groenewegen