Obituary: John Davies (1938-2015)

Paul O'Leary

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This obituary of John Davies (1938–2015), a prolific historian and author of the landmark history of Wales, Hanes Cymru (1990), which he translated into English as A History of Wales (1993), emphasizes his diverse contribution to historical studies. His publications embraced themes such as landownership and urban history, political ideology and organization, and broadcasting and landscape history. He was a talented public communicator of history, as a lecturer and broadcaster, and he established a lively presence in the wider culture as well as in academia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-563
Number of pages15
JournalCylchgrawn Hanes Cymru | Welsh History Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2017


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