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MORRIS , JOHN EDWARD ( 1859 - 1933 ), schoolmaster and historian ;

b. at Rugby . He graduated in 1882 from Magdalen College , Oxford ( D.Litt. 1905 ), and was, till 1923 , a master at Bedford Grammar School ; he d. 8 Nov. 1933 . He was not a Welshman , but appears in this book in virtue of his chief work, The Welsh Wars of Edward I , extending to 1295 , with an introduction on the previous struggles between the Welsh and the Normans . The book is concerned not only with the actual fighting but also with the recruiting, the financing, and the equipment of the armies; and it is based not only on chronicles but also on record-material. It is not altogether free from errors (see, e.g. E.H.R. , xxxix and xlvi), but it is a most valuable book.


  • Foster , Alumni Oxonienses ;
  • History , 1933-4 , 344-5.


Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959