Reflecting on the journey of Gerald of Wales
and those involved in this unique production, Claire Tranmer added: "The piece became a thanksgiving for our Welsh culture and heritage.
After the Statutes of Kilkenny framed enlightened Englishness and regressive Irishness within legal boundaries in 1366, a profusion of directives emanating from humanist thought and agricultural husbandry literature confirmed the Irish "face of the barbarian created by Gerald of Wales
" (62) almost two centuries earlier.
Watkins shows, however, that a shift appeared in the period 1050-1215, with more and more chroniclers such as Gerald of Wales
reporting stories that they had from reliable witnesses that indicated a neutral set of events between the natural and demonic.
THE JOURNEY THROUGH WALES BY GERALD OF WALES
(PENGUIN CLASSICS, 10.99 [pounds sterling])
The story of Gerald of Wales
, Giraldus Cambrensis, will be the focus of events at Criccieth Castle.
Chapter 3 deals with the age of William of Malmesbury, Geoffrey of Monmouth, and Gerald of Wales
. In their writings cannibalism is surprisingly common, as in nightmares of William Rufus, warning him on his evil life.
735); the ambitious cleric Gerald, self-styled Giraldus Cambrensis, Gerald of Wales
Gerald of Wales
, who travelled through Wales in 1188, tells us that Snowdon was the most extensive mountain in Wales, capable of pasturing all that country's herds.
Erkenwald, reports by Matthew Paris and Gerald of Wales
, and Spenser's Faerie Queene and View of the State of Ireland.
Chapter 2 discusses Gerald of Wales
and the Anglo-Norman conquest of Ireland.
Prof Duggan claimed that someone was most likely Gerald of Wales
, an ambitious 12th century bishop with an eye on promotion.
More unusually, you can discover the thoughts of some of the earliest travel writers, such as 12th century cleric Gerald of Wales
, Daniel Defoe, William Cobbett and Celia Fiennes.