Hafan Llyfrau Basged Man Talu Fy Nghyfrif Cymorth Cynigion Arbennig Cysylltu   English  
Dod o Hyd i Siop Lyfrau
Gwybodaeth Lyfryddol
Pocket Guide Series, A: Princes of Wales
Deborah Fisher
ISBN: 9780708320037 (0708320031)Dyddiad Cyhoeddi Rhagfyr 2006
Cyhoeddwr: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru / University of Wales Press, Caerdydd
Fformat: Clawr Meddal, 175x114 mm, 153 tudalen Iaith: Saesneg Archebir yn ôl y galw Pris Llawn: £7.99 
Ein Pris: £2.99 
Rydych yn Arbed: £5.00 (62.6%)   
Does dim Adolygiad Cwsmer i'r teitl hwn.
Ysgrifennwch Adolygiad Cwsmer
Cyfrol i gyd-fynd â'r gyfrol Princesses of Wales; mae'r llyfr yn cynnig rhagolwg cryno ar y 21 o Dywysogion Cymru sy'n cael eu cydnabod yn swyddogol, ac a fu er 1301 AD. O'r rhyfelwyr cadarn i'r llanciau gwanllyd, ceir y cyfan yma.

A companion volume to Princesses of Wales, this book offers an up-to-date and concise overview of the 21 'official' Princes of Wales since 1301 AD, from the seasoned warriors to the sickly youths who held the title, over a period of 700 years.
This little book – almost a pocket book – packs a wealth of information into its 143 pages about all the recorded Princes of Wales. After a brief introduction and some interesting statistics, the Princes are afforded a chapter each in chronological order, starting with Edward of Caernarvon, later Edward II.

I must admit that I had little knowledge of the lives and times of most of the Princes and their families, and I found this a most informative and even exciting account. It has a punchy style and, for something giving a string of facts, the book is very readable and holds the reader’s interest throughout. I tend to think that it would have been helpful to historians if the Royal family had varied the names of some of their heirs – distinguishing between the Edwards and Henrys, for example, in the early chapters had me referring back quite often. It is interesting, and helpful, that the author justifies including Owain Glyndŵr, often referred to as ‘the last true Prince of Wales’, who is not listed by Buckingham Palace in the official register, and also the ‘pretenders’ to the throne. The last chapter is about the present Prince of Wales and, perhaps because we know so much more now about the members of the Royal family from the television and the press, it is less fascinating than those of his ancestors. The book ends with a bibliography and a useful index.

Beryl Thomas

It is possible to use this review for promotional purposes, but the following acknowledgment should be included: A review from www.gwales.com, with the permission of the Welsh Books Council.

Gellir defnyddio'r adolygiad hwn at bwrpas hybu, ond gofynnir i chi gynnwys y gydnabyddiaeth ganlynol: Adolygiad oddi ar www.gwales.com, trwy ganiatâd Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru.
Bywgraffiad Awdur:
Deborah Fisher has been a self-employed writer since 1997. She is the author of the UWP title Princesses of Wales, also in the Pocket Guide Series. Her other publications include non-fiction (Who’s Who in Welsh History, Christopher Davies, 1997) and several works of fiction, including A Gower Story (Tregolwyn, 2001).
Gwybodaeth Bellach:
Did King Edward I really give his baby son the title he had stolen from Gwynedd’s native princes? Or was the truth a little more complex? This up-to-date and concise overview covers the origins of the title, Prince of Wales, and the lives and activities of its twenty-one “official” holders since the Statute of Rhuddlan confirmed Edward’s conquest of Wales in 1284. From tragic youths to seasoned warriors, from sickly children to men who held the title into old age, they are all here, in a 700-year panorama of British royalty.
The first book on the subject for over twenty years, Deborah Fisher’s Princes of Wales acts as a useful companion volume to the Pocket Guide on Princesses of Wales by the same author. Readers will find that, just as with the princesses, the personalities of the princes, revealed in their public and private lives, are enormously varied, and yet they are bound together by many a common thread.
“This volume will be an admirable companion volume to the previous work, will be well received and constitute a most welcome addition to the highly acclaimed Pocket Guide series”.
Dr. J. Graham Jones, Senior Archivist and Head of the Welsh Political Archive Department of Collections Services, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
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