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Dod o Hyd i Siop Lyfrau
Gwybodaeth Lyfryddol
Studies in Welsh History: Wales and the Crusades C.1095-1291
Kathryn Hurlock
ISBN: 9780708324271 (0708324274)Dyddiad Cyhoeddi Tachwedd 2011
Cyhoeddwr: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru / University of Wales Press, Caerdydd
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Mae'r llyfr hwn yn dadansoddi apêl y croesgadau yng Nghymru a'r Gororau yn y ddeuddegfed ganrif a'r drydedd ganrif ar ddeg, ac yn ystyried recriwtio, cyfranogiad, cymorth ymarferol, gwleidyddiaeth ac effaith y croesgadau ar Gymru.

This book analyses the attraction of the crusades in Wales and the Welsh March in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, considering recruitment, participation, support for the military orders, its use in politics and the impact of the crusade movement at home.
This important new study is the first to look in the round at the impact of the crusades and crusading on Wales in the Middle Ages. Kathryn Hurlock discusses references to crusading in Welsh poetry, Welsh chronicles and other literature, and concludes that there existed in medieval Wales a strong awareness of events in the Holy Land and of crusading ideals. Though some Welshmen and Marcher lords are known to have participated in the early crusades of the eleventh and twelfth centuries, it was Archbishop Baldwin’s preaching tour and recruitment drive in 1188 (memorably recorded by Gerald of Wales) that aroused widespread interest in crusading, at least in terms of promises to take the cross. Not all of these appear to have been fulfilled. As the author shows, Marcher lords who may have wished to go on crusade were often hampered by lack of means and by the delicate balance of the political situation at home, where they could not afford to leave their lands undefended from attack by the Welsh. Ranulf, Earl of Chester, for instance, was careful to make his peace with Llywelyn ap Iorwerth before embarking on a crusade in 1218. There were also influential participants among the native Welsh, the most notable of these being Llywelyn ap Gruffudd in 1240–1. Some families such as the de Lacys and the Le Stranges, both of whom held lands along the Welsh border, established traditions of crusading which lasted over generations.

Crusading impact on Wales was not confined to direct participation. Grants of land were made to religious houses by those returning from crusade, and gifts and endowments to the crusading orders, the Hospitallers and the Knights Templar. And the language of crusading became a part of the political rhetoric of the period.

There are useful appendices which give details of identified crusaders from Wales and the March, and a very full bibliography which reflects the wide reading on which this book is based. The University of Wales began publication of Studies in Welsh History in 1977. This, the thirty-third volume, richly deserves its place in a series which has contributed so much in recent years to the understanding of our Welsh past.

Rhidian Griffiths

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