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Rhys ap Gruffudd (1132-1197)

Brough, Gideon and Marsden, Richard (2011). Rhys ap Gruffudd (1132-1197). In: Martel, Gordon ed. The Encyclopaedia of War. Blackwell Publishing Ltd., pp. 1815–1818.

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Rhys ap Gruffudd, also known as the Lord Rhys, was a Welsh king and warrior of exceptional abilities. During his reign (1155–1197) he reversed decades of Norman dominance and restored the kingdom of Deheubarth to native rule. This feat was unrivaled in northwestern Europe and made him the most powerful man in Wales. Although also remembered as a patron of culture and a shrewd diplomat, his career was primarily that of a successful soldier.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISBN: 1-4443-3823-4, 978-1-4443-3823-2
Keywords: twelfth century; biography; United Kingdom
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > History
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 50507
Depositing User: Richard Marsden
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2017 14:49
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2019 04:06
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