Sir Rhys ap Thomas and his Family

A Study in the Wars of the Roses and Early Tudor Politics - New Edition

Ralph A. Griffiths

Ralph A. Griffiths

Distributed for University of Wales Press

352 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2014
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9781783160143 Published March 2014 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Sir Rhys ap Thomas (1449–1525) was a Welsh soldier and landholder who attained prominence during the Wars of the Roses and was instrumental in the victory of Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth Field. Here Ralph A. Griffiths recalls Sir Rhys ap Thomas and his family as a way to explore the relationship between Wales and the English crown during this time of political turmoil and civil war.
List of Illustrations and Maps
Foreword to the New Edition
List of Abbreviations
Part I: Servants and Victims of Lancastrian, Yorkist and Tudor Monarchs
1. The Rise to Distinction
2. A Family of Renegades
3. Sir Rhys ap Thomas
4. Crisis and Catastrophe: Rhys ap Gruffydd
5. Restoration and Rehabilitation
Part II: The Life of Sir Rhys ap Thomas
1. ‘A Short View of the Life of Rice ap Thomas’
2. Gruffydd ap Nicholas
3. Thomas ap Gruffydd ap Nicholas
4. The Young Rhys ap Thomas
5. The Reign of Richard III
6. Henry Tudor’s Enterprise
7. The Reign of Henry VII
8. Henry VIII and Sir Rhys ap Thomas
Appendices I-IV
List of Sources
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