Dialogue of the Government of Wales (1594)

Updated Text and Commentary

Edited by John Gwynfor Jones

Dialogue of the Government of Wales (1594)

Edited by John Gwynfor Jones

Distributed for University of Wales Press

197 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2010
Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9780708322291 Published June 2010 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

In 1594 George Owen—a historian and geologist from Pembrokeshire—wrote The Dialogue of the Government of Wales, a commentary on the Welsh government after the Acts of Union. The study detailed the methods used by Henry VII and Henry VIII to maintain law and order, praising the Tudor monarchs for their enlightened policies. This new edition, edited by Welsh historian John Gwynfor Jones, contains an updated version of the text, numerous explanatory notes, and a lengthy introduction, and is ideal for anyone interested in the legal institutions of sixteenth-century Wales.

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The Dialogue of the Government of Wales (1594)

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Gareth Elwyn Jones, University of Wales

“Comprehensively introduced and annotated, this is as erudite a new edition of George Owen’s crucial text as scholars could wish for. John Gwynfor Jones has once again placed historians of the period firmly in his debt by facilitating access to a rich source central to a still controversial and resonant historical debate.”

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