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Rhianydd Biebrach, Church Monuments in South Wales, c.1200-1547

REVIEWS Rhianydd Biebrach, Church Monuments in South Wales, c.1200-1547 (Woodbridge, 2017). Transactions of the Monumental Brass Society2019 Rhianydd Biebrach’s Church Monuments in South Wales c.1200-1547 sets out to survey the medieval funerary monuments of south Wales, a region which has been hitherto too-little studied by historians. In that sense this book is a success. Biebrach has recorded 370 monuments from across south Wales. These include surviving pieces as...

Christian Liddy, Contesting the City: The Politics of Citizenship in English Towns, 1250-1530 (Oxford, 2017).

REVIEWS Christian Liddy, Contesting the City: The Politics of Citizenship in English Towns, 1250-1530 (Oxford, 2017). Speculum July 2019 Few interested in the history of English—and indeed, European—medieval towns will find Christian Liddy’s book anything but indispensable. Towards the end of this work he sets out that his “research has not been driven by a pathological need to find conflict” (206); he has, however, certainly found lots of it. The...