Sir Rhys ap Thomas and his Family: A Study in the Wars of the Roses and Early Tudor Politics - New Edition

Sir Rhys ap Thomas and his Family: A Study in the Wars of the Roses and Early Tudor Politics - New Edition

by Ralph A. Griffiths

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Overview


Sir Rhys ap Thomas (1449–1525) was a Welsh soldier and landholder who attained prominence during the Wars of the Roses and was instrumental in the victory of Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth Field. Here Ralph A. Griffiths recalls Sir Rhys ap Thomas and his family as a way to explore the relationship between Wales and the English crown during this time of political turmoil and civil war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783160143
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Publication date: 03/15/2014
Edition description: New
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author


Ralph A. Griffiths is emeritus professor of medieval history at Swansea University, UK.

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations and Maps

Foreword

Foreword to the New Edition

List of Abbreviations

Part I: Servants and Victims of Lancastrian, Yorkist and Tudor Monarchs

Introduction

1. The Rise to Distinction

2. A Family of Renegades

3. Sir Rhys ap Thomas

4. Crisis and Catastrophe: Rhys ap Gruffydd

5. Restoration and Rehabilitation

Part II: The Life of Sir Rhys ap Thomas

Introduction

1. ‘A Short View of the Life of Rice ap Thomas’

2. Gruffydd ap Nicholas

3. Thomas ap Gruffydd ap Nicholas

4. The Young Rhys ap Thomas

5. The Reign of Richard III

6. Henry Tudor’s Enterprise

7. The Reign of Henry VII

8. Henry VIII and Sir Rhys ap Thomas

Appendices I-IV

List of Sources

Index

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