The March of Wales by Max Lieberman
A Borderland of Medieval Britain 1067-1300

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By 1300, a Marcher region had been created between England and Wales, consisting of about forty castle-centered lordships that extended along the Anglo-Welsh border and much of southern Wales. Expressions like “the Welsh marches” are still part of today’s vernacular, though they refer only vaguely to Anglo-Welsh borders—but the question remains: what was this medieval March of Wales, and how and why was it created? This book provides a readerly, scholarly, yet concise answer, aided by maps, illustrations, a list of key dates, and primary source material—placing the March in the context of current debates on frontiers and the medieval British Isles. 

About Max Lieberman

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Max Lieberman is junior research fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge.
Published September 15, 2008 by University of Wales Press. 160 pages
Genres: History, Travel.

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