Chapter 5. The Historical Context: Wales and England 800–1200

  1. Helen Fulton Professor Director
  1. Karen Jankulak Lecturer Director1 and
  2. Jonathan M. Wooding Senior Lecturer2

Published Online: 9 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305821.ch5

A Companion to Arthurian Literature

A Companion to Arthurian Literature

How to Cite

Jankulak, K. and Wooding, J. M. (2009) The Historical Context: Wales and England 800–1200, in A Companion to Arthurian Literature (ed H. Fulton), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305821.ch5

Editor Information

  1. Swansea University, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Wales Lampeter, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Wales Lampeter, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157896

Online ISBN: 9781444305821

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Keywords:

  • Celtic origins of the Arthurian legend;
  • Britain at the opening of the ninth century;
  • Anglo-Saxon kings - Anglo-Saxon kingdom;
  • England and Wales in the ninth to eleventh centuries;
  • Alfred - Asser's Vita Ælfredi regis - Gruffudd ap Llywelyn of Gwynedd;
  • coming of the Normans - Gwynedd and Dyfed;
  • native and Norman cultures - princes termed “native”;
  • Brut y Tywysogion and the Hendregadredd manuscript of court poetry;
  • Welsh - Llyfr Du Caerfyrddin - “Black Book of Carmarthen” and the tale Math uab Mathonwy;
  • poets and princes - Beirdd y Tywysogion - “Poets of the Princes” - type of poet - the pencerdd

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Britain at the Opening of the Ninth Century

  • England and Wales in the Ninth to Eleventh Centuries

  • The Coming of the Normans

  • “Native” and Norman Cultures

  • The Poets and the Princes

  • Primary Sources

  • References and Further Reading