Find your perfect holiday reading
The Last King of Wales: Gruffudd ap Llywelyn c. 1013-1063 (Paperback)
  • The Last King of Wales: Gruffudd ap Llywelyn c. 1013-1063 (Paperback)
zoom

The Last King of Wales: Gruffudd ap Llywelyn c. 1013-1063 (Paperback)

(author), (author)
£14.99
Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 01/07/2012
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Gruffudd ap Llywelyn was Wales' greatest king. Ambitious and battle-sure, he succeeded in doing what no Welsh king before him was capable of: he ruled all Wales as a united and independent state. He went further by turning the Viking threat to his realm into a powerful weapon and conquering border land that had been in English hands for centuries. Having emerged as a war leader, Gruffudd also proved to be much more: a patron of the arts and church, with the trappings of a king who was respected and feared on the European stage. His eventual murder at the hands of his own men narrowed the country's political ambitions and left Wales in chaos on the eve of the arrival of the Normans. Those who betrayed Gruffudd were the forebears of the famous princes who would dominate Wales until the Edwardian Conquest, meaning that the former king left no one to tell of his glory. As a result, 1,000 years after his birth, the would-be nation builder is all but forgotten. Here, Sean and Michael Davies reveal the king in all his glory, telling for the first time the story of one of Wales' greatest figures and exploring the full implications of Gruffudd's rule. For, without Gruffudd, the fate of King Harold and the outcome of the Battle of Hastings would have been very different ...

Publisher: The History Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780752464602
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 235 x 165 x 10 mm

You may also be interested in...

Midnight in Chernobyl
Added to basket
Sapiens
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
A Little History of the World
Added to basket
Homo Deus
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Silk Roads
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Worth Dying for
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Upheaval
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.00
Hardback
Shadowplay: Behind the Lines and Under Fire
Added to basket
Infamy
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
A History of Britain in 21 Women
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.99
Paperback
Origin Story
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Darkening Age
Added to basket
The New Silk Roads
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Heroes
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Humans
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.