History of Swansea and the Lordship of Gower, Volume II

 by W.H. Jones

 

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The 14th century windows of St David's Hospital, preserved in the Cross Keys Inn.

TO BUY: some copies still available for £3 (hardback), £2 (paperback) at the annual History Day and Local History Book Fair at Swansea Museum. Keep an eye on our Events page for upcoming dates. Or contact the editor at publications@risw.org.

TO CONSULT: go to Swansea Central Library (Reference section), West Glamorgan Archive Service or (by appointment) Swansea Museum (01792/653763).

Summary:

W.H.Jones wrote an excellent History of the Port of Swansea (1922) as well as an impressive early medieval history of the town and of Gower (1920). This volume, which covers the 1300s and 1400s, and, to an extent, the next two centuries, was left by him as a galley proof on his death in 1932. Exactly sixty years later the RI completed the process, adding an introduction and a biography of the author. Nobody in the intervening years has written anything to replace this as a standard work – it is thorough, detailed and unique.

 

ISBN (hardback) 0 950817 1   (paperback) 0 950817 2

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