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Gender, nation and conquest in the high Middle Ages: Nest of Deheubarth

Susan M. Johns


The book is an account of noblewomen in Wales in the high middle ages, focusing on one particular case-study, Nest of Deheubarth. Object of one of the most notorious and portentous abductions of the middle ages, this ‘Helen of Wales’ was both mistress of Henry I and ancestress of a dynasty which dominated the Anglo-Norman conquests of Ireland. The book fills a significant gap in the historiography - while women’s power has been one of the most vibrant areas of historical scholarship for thirty years, Welsh medieval studies has not yet responded. It develops understandings of the interactions o ... More

Keywords: History, Medieval history, Women’s history, British history, Welsh history, Irish history, Gender, Nation, Conquest

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719089992
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719089992.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan M. Johns, author