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Anglo-Welsh relationship has always been one of the most thought-provoking and engrossing aspects of British history. Welsh factor played a significant role in the Middle Ages. Wales was a turbulent region and Welsh propensity to rebel has been always regarded as their national feature.
Understanding of Welsh political history is unachievable without considering the ideology of subjugated people, the most notable part of which was ancient myth about inevitable triumph over English.
Particular attention has been paid to the analysis of the Law of Hywel Dda. Welsh native legal tradition was undoubtedly abundant and exceptional. Welsh legal tradition ascribes this compilation to Hywel Dda, a Welsh king in the X century, although the content of surviving manuscripts is more correlated with reality of the XII-XIII centuries. The Law of Hywel Dda had been the main source of Welsh native law till «The Statute of Rhuddlan» of Edward I when English criminal law was introduced in Wales. The Law of Hywel Dda was finally abrogated in XVI century.
This book might be of interest for historians and wide readership concerned about problems of medieval history and culture.