The March of Wales: A Borderland of Medieval Britain 1067-1300 (Hardcover)
By 1300, a Marcher region had been created between England and Wales, consisting of about forty castle-centered lordships that extended along the Anglo-Welsh border and much of southern Wales. Expressions like “the Welsh marches” are still part of today’s vernacular, though they refer only vaguely to Anglo-Welsh borders—but the question remains: what was this medieval March of Wales, and how and why was it created? This book provides a readerly, scholarly, yet concise answer, aided by maps, illustrations, a list of key dates, and primary source material—placing the March in the context of current debates on frontiers and the medieval British Isles.
Max Lieberman is junior research fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge.