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Making the March: Contesting Lands in the Early Medieval Frontier

During the later first millennium CE the landscape known today as the Welsh March became a contested frontier zone between opposed Welsh and English kingdoms.


The frontier in the Welsh March is of fundamental importance for our understanding of early medieval Britain, but its existence is rarely considered by scholars. Making the March offers the first interdisciplinary, multi-scalar analysis of the creation and development of this 200 km-long frontier.

It will bring together archaeologists and historians to provide a holistic view of the frontier and restore it as a crucial part of the fabric of the British landscape. It will also create a platform for new research on medieval frontiers more broadly.

Funded by The Leverhulme Trust

Principal Investigator

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Dr Andy Seaman

Lecturer in Early Medieval Archaeology

+44 29225 12375