Series : T. H. Parry-Williams Memorial Lectures

2008: Welsh Prophecy and English Politics in the Late Middle Ages

Front cover of 'Welsh Prophecy and English Politics in the Late Middle Ages'

Author/Editor  Helen Fulton
 Published 2009
 ISBN 9780947531836
 Publisher Canolfan Uwchefrydiau Cymreig a Cheltaidd Prifysgol Cymru
 Price £2.00
 Size 247 x 148 mm
 Format Clawr papur / Paperback, 41tt./pp.

In this lecture Helen Fulton discusses Welsh prose prophecies dating from the Late Middle Ages, and argues that this type of political literature attests to Wales’s close involvement with current debates in England about empire, kingship and succession. She compares the Galfridian and the Welsh traditions, noting the differences and similarities between them, and closely examines two Welsh versions of an English prophecy, ‘Six Last Kings of the English’. Her editions and translations of these two prophecies are provided in the Appendix.