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The Great Famine in Dyffryn Clwyd, 1315-1322 / Matthew Stevens

Denbighshire Historical Society Transactions, Volume: 63, Pages: 13 - 35

Swansea University Author: Stevens, Matthew

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This article is the first dedicated study of the course and effects of the Great Famine of 1315–1322 on the population of any part of Wales. Drawing on the uniquely rich local records of the marcher Lordship of Dyffryn Clwyd (modern-day central Denbighshire), it examines grain and cattle prices, as...

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Published in: Denbighshire Historical Society Transactions
Published: Wrexham Bridge Books 2015
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description This article is the first dedicated study of the course and effects of the Great Famine of 1315–1322 on the population of any part of Wales. Drawing on the uniquely rich local records of the marcher Lordship of Dyffryn Clwyd (modern-day central Denbighshire), it examines grain and cattle prices, as well as famine-related regulations and crime. Data gathered from the records of Dyffryn Clwyd, a relatively poor and sparsely populated area, are used to test the assertion made by Ian Kershaw in his seminal 1973 article on the Great Famine in England, that the effects of the crisis were most acute in just such poor and thinly populated areas. It is concluded that the famine may have been more severe and prolonged in Dyffryn Clwyd than in the average lowland English community.
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