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Three Welsh Kings and Rome: royal pilgrimage, overlordship, and Anglo-Welsh relations in the early Middle Ages

Thomas, Rebecca 2020. Three Welsh Kings and Rome: royal pilgrimage, overlordship, and Anglo-Welsh relations in the early Middle Ages. Early Medieval Europe 28 (4) , pp. 560-591. 10.1111/emed.12430

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Abstract

This article investigates the motivations behind royal pilgrimage to Rome in the early Middle Ages by examining the journeys of three Welsh kings (Cyngen ap Cadell in 854, Hywel in 886, and Hywel Dda in 928). These journeys have rarely been considered as a group, and in bringing them together this article proposes a new interpretation of Welsh royal pilgrimages, highlighting the important context of English overlordship. By scrutinizing the Welsh evidence in a comparative context, placing these Welsh journeys alongside examples from England and Ireland, this article also aims to contribute to our understanding of broader trends in early medieval royal pilgrimage.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Welsh
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0963-9462
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 23 February 2022
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2022 17:00
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/147127

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