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Griffiths, Ralph Alan

Works: 94 works in 277 publications in 2 languages and 10,556 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings  Registers  Sources  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: DA245, 941
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Most widely held works by Ralph Alan Griffiths
The Oxford illustrated history of the British monarchy by John Ashton Cannon( Book )
19 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 2,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A guide to each king and queen from Anglo-Saxon times to the present. Includes 400 photos and color maps
The making of the Tudor dynasty by Ralph A Griffiths( Book )
22 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Russian and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on both published and manuscript sources from Britain and France, The Making of the Tudor Dynasty provides an authoritative account of the ancestors of the Tudor royal family from their beginnings in North Wales at the start of the 13th century, through royal English and French connections in the 15th century, to Henry Tudor's victory at Bosworth Field in 1485. --from publisher description
The reign of King Henry VI : the exercise of royal authority, 1422-1461 by Ralph A Griffiths( Book )
23 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifteenth-century England, 1399-1509 : studies in politics and society by S. B Chrimes( Book )
20 editions published between 1972 and 1997 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From medieval to modern Wales historical essays in honour of Kenneth O. Morgan and Ralph A. Griffiths ( )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
King and country England and Wales in the fifteenth century by Ralph A Griffiths( )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Medieval Britain : a very short introduction by John Gillingham( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Griffiths's Very Short Introduction to medieval Britain covers the establishment of the Anglo-Norman monarchy in the early Middle Ages, through to England's failure to dominate the British Isles and France in the later Middle Ages. Out of the turbulence came stronger senses of identity in Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. Yet this was an age, too, of growing definition of Englishness and of a distinctive English cultural tradition."--Jacket
The fourteenth and fifteenth centuries ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In six specially commissioned chapters, this volume explores the long-term developments and short term-crises of a period which includes the Hundred Years War and the Peasants Revolt. This wide-ranging survey combines a political narrative with a thematic treatment of economic development, social change, the Church, and intellectual and cultural life across two critical centuries in the history of the British Isles
Kings and nobles in the later Middle Ages : a tribute to Charles Ross ( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conquerors and conquered in medieval Wales by Ralph A Griffiths( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Between the last decades of the eleventh century and the mid-sixteenth century the society, culture and government of Wales were fundamentally recast by powerful forces, Norman and English, from the east. These essays, published between 1963 and 1991, examine some of the consequences of this process, which was often violent and stoutly resisted by Welsh communities and their rulers. Gradually, Wales came to terms with its conquerors and the leaders of society, be they Welsh or immigrant in origin, adopted attitudes that had much in common. Despite periodic uprisings, peculiar modes of government and administration evolved in the marches of Wales (which were the first conquests) and the principality of Wales (which Welsh princes lost during the reign of Edward I) that lasted until Henry VIII's time. In particular, the foundation of scores of new towns and chartered boroughs aided the transformation of the country and the evolution of a distinctive Anglo-Welsh society with important links with England and the wider world." "These essays illuminate these and other themes, drawing on evidence - some of it revealed for the first time when the essays were published - that explains the resistance movements against Edward I and Edward II, and the rebellion of Owain Glyndwr against Henry IV. They analyse the gentry class as it emerged in Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Glamorgan, and also the character of a range of towns, from Aberystwyth in the west to Cardiff in the south-east. Underlying all of these historical developments lies the crucially important - and older - link between Wales and the West Country across the Severn divide."--Jacket
Patronage, the crown and the provinces in later medieval England by Ralph A Griffiths( Book )
7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wales and the Welsh in the Middle Ages essays presented to J. Beverly Smith by R. A Griffiths( )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a major contribution to the study of medieval Wales by a group of outstanding British historians, writing in honour of one of Wales's most distinguished scholars and the biographer of Prince Llywelyn ap Gruffudd. The essays reflect exciting trends in the study of both Wales and the Middle Ages, including church building, chronicle writing, the comparative history of the law, and valuable reassessments of town life and the implications of the Edwardian conquest of Wales
Sir Rhys ap Thomas and his family : a study in the Wars of the Roses and early Tudor politics by Ralph A Griffiths( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elidir Ddu (fl. 1302-1326) was the son of Elidir ap Rhys of Crug, Wales. He was the father of Philip and grandfather of Nicholas ap Philip ap Syr Elidir Ddu. Nicholas married Sioned, daughter of Gruffydd ap Llwelyn Foethus of Llangathen and became the father of Gruffydd ap Nicholas who became a powerful Welsh nobleman. He was married three times and became the father of eleven children, several of whom also rose to prominence. One of his grandchildren was Sir Rhys ap Thomas (d. 1525) who was important during the Wars of the Roses and then alligned himself with Henry VII, a fellow Welshman
The Principality of Wales in the later Middle Ages: the structure and personnel of government by Ralph A Griffiths( Book )
5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Boroughs of mediaeval Wales ( Book )
4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Gwent county history by Ralph Griffiths( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The City of Swansea : challenges and change ( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The household book (1510-1551) of Sir Edward Don : an Anglo-Welsh knight and his circle by Edward Don( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
People, places and perspectives : essays on later medieval & early Tudor England in honour of Ralph A. Griffiths ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Celebrating Ralph Griffiths contribution to the study of the 15th century, this book reflects the diversity of historical approaches. The subject matter ranges from the treasures of Richard II to early-Tudor bar-room gossip, and from the activities of kings and parliaments to Sir John Fastolf, a veteran of the Hundred Years War
'This royal throne of kings, this scept'red isle' : the English realm and nation in the later Middle Ages by Ralph A Griffiths( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Griffiths, R. A.
Griffiths, R. A. 1937-
Griffiths, R. A. (Ralph Alan)
Griffiths, R. A. (Ralph Alan), 1937-
Griffiths, Ralph.
Griffiths, Ralph 1937-
Griffiths, Ralph A.
Griffiths, Ralph A. 1937-
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Griffiths, Ralph Alan 1937-
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