The Welsh Cistercians

    The Welsh Cistercians

    the Centenary of the Death of Stephen WIlliam Williams (1837-1899)

    David H Williams

    Gracewing 2001

    Paperback 351pp Illustrated

    9780852443545   Product Code: 22926

    The Cistercians were one of the most influential religious orders in medieval Europe, and nowhere more so than in Wales. This thorough survey brings together recent studies along with unpublished photographs, maps and plans to present a comprehensive picture of their influence on the agriculture, industry and trade in the Principality, from the 12th century to their suppression in the 16th. The book closes with the modern re-establishment of the order by the monks of Caldey and nuns of Whitland.

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