Bangor University - Historical legacy

October 21, 2010

A historian who did much to establish Welsh history as a serious academic subject is to be commemorated with a biennial public lecture in his name. Although John Edward Lloyd (1861-1947) played a major role in the Welsh educational and cultural revival of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, his two-volume A History of Wales from the Earliest Times to the Edwardian Conquest (1911) was notable for its critical analysis of primary sources and determination to separate truth from myth. The inaugural J.E. Lloyd Lecture at Bangor University, titled "Kings, Saints, and Tribal Society: J.E. Lloyd on Early Medieval Wales", will be delivered by Thomas Charles-Edwards, Jesus professor of Celtic at the University of Oxford, on 22 October.

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