Authority and Subjugation in Writing of Medieval Wales (The by Ruth Kennedy, Simon Meecham-Jones

By Ruth Kennedy, Simon Meecham-Jones

The conquest of Wales by way of the medieval English throne produced a fiercely contested territory, either militarily and culturally. Wales used to be left fissured through frontiers of language, jurisdiction and loyalty—a reluctant assembly position of literary traditions and political cultures. however the profound results of this primary colonial event at the improvement of medieval English tradition were left out. In atmosphere English figurations of Wales opposed to the contrasted representations of the Welsh language culture, this quantity seeks to opposite this forget, insisting at the an important value of the English event in Wales for any figuring out of the literary cultures of medieval England and medieval Britain.

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It is true at both a courtly and a popular level, both during and after the period of the conquest of Wales. In the productive decades of the great names of Ricardian literature in English, the absence of any notice of Wales is painfully apparent. Gower, in over 30,000 lines of the Confessio Amantis—which he describes as “A bok for Engelondes sake”12 —mentions Wales not at all, and in a vast compendium of stories, draws nothing from Welsh tradition. 14 In Piers Plowman Langland placed into the mouth of Animus a puzzling reference to Augustine’s supposed conversion of England and Wales: Al was hethynesse som tyme Engelond and Walis, Til Gregory garte clerkes to go here and preche.

R. R. Davies, England’s First Empire: Power and Identity in the British Isles, 1093–1348 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000). 11. R. R. Davies, Domination and Conquest: The Experience of Ireland, Scotland and Wales 1100–1300, Wiles Lectures 1988 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990), 3. 12. English Historical Documents Volume III, ed. Harry Rothwell (London: Routledge, 1996), 422. 13. See further in chapter 2. 14. S. F. C. Milsom, Historical Foundations of the Common Law (London: Butterworths, 1981).

Marx, English Chronicle, li–lv. 40. Humphrey Llwyd, Cronica Walliae, ed. Ieuan M. Williams (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2002). 41. Matheson, Prose Brut, xxxiii–vi. 42. The importance of this legislation and Llwyd’s role in securing its passage through Parliament are referred to a number of times in Jenkins, Welsh Language before the Industrial Revolution; see Jenkins, Suggett, and White, “Welsh Language in Early Modern Wales,” at 81–83, Peter R. Richards, “Tudor Legislation and the Political Status of ‘the British Tongue,’ ” 123–52, at 141–45, and Glanmor Williams, “Unity of Religion or Unity of Language?

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