Dr Rhun Emlyn BA (Wales), MA (Wales), PhD (Wales)


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Department of History and Welsh History

Phone: 01970 622666


Dr Rhun Emlyn is a medieval historian, with special research interests in ecclesiastical and political history, as well as Welsh history. His current work concentrates on medieval Welsh students, their careers and their influence on European and Welsh society.


Dr Rhun Emlyn teaches modules on Welsh history and medieval history, including:

  • HY11320 Crisis, Rebellion and Faith: Europe 1000-1517
  • HY25820/HY35820 European Society and the Medieval Mind 1200-1500
  • WH22220/WH32220 Conflict and Coexistence: Wales from the Normans to Glyndwr
  • HYM2820 Gerald of Wales

Research interests

Rhun Emlyn has research interests in aspects of Welsh history and broader European history in the middle ages, especially ecclesiastical and political history. These include education, mobility and identity. He has a special interest in the relationship of church and politics and how this affected Welsh society by the later middle ages. Rhun's thesis researched medieval Welsh students in the English and continental universities and the careers they followed after their time in education; this study raised issues which relate to a number of fields such as education, church life and politics. His current research focuses on the migration of Welsh clerics into England in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.


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