ARTICLES RELATING TO THE HISTORY OF WALES PUBLISHED MAINLY IN 1978 I. WELSH HISTORY BEFORE 1660 The relationship between political power and the ownership of land in south-east Wales is analysed by W. Davies, in Past and Present, LXXXI, 3-23. M. Miller evaluates the evidence in the Latin texts relating to the foundation legend of the establishment of the kingdom of Gwynedd by Cunedda, in Bull. Board of Celtic Studies, XXVII, 515-32. T. Thornley Jones outlines the territorial associations of the 'Daughters of Brychan', in Brycheiniog, XVII, 17-58; he surveys the personal back- ground and activities of Saint David, in National Library of Wales Journal, XX, 209-39. R. Moon comments on two Viking rubric inscriptions: at Defynnog and at Corwen, in Arch Camb., CXXVII, 124-26. The heroic and chivalric traditions of panegyric in medieval Welsh poetry are considered by A. T. E. Matonis in Speculum, LIII, 667-87. The medieval castles of Gwent engage the attention of J. Knight, in Gwent Local History, XLII, 40-47, and XLIII, 34-39. D. J. Cathcart King presents a detailed illustrated study of the history and fabric of the castle of Pembroke, in Arch, Comb., CXXVII, 75-121. D. Pratt draws attention to the twelfth century motte and bailey castle at Tomen y Rhodwydd (in Llandegla parish), ibid., 130-32; he considers the administrative framework and provides a gazetteer of lay and ecclesi- astical territorial units in fourteenth-century Bromfield and Yale in Denbighshire Hist. Soc. Trans., XXVII, 89-149. F. Jones discusses the medieval Order of the Holy Sepulchre and identifies those knights with Welsh associations, in Journal of the Hist. Soc. of the Church in Wales, XXXI, 11-33; he recounts the fortunes of the mansion and occupants of Berllandywyll, in the parish of Llangathen, from the fourteenth century onwards, in The Carmarthenshire Historian, XV, 43-62. D. Huws describes and comments on an early twelfth-century Welsh manuscript of Bede's De natura rerum, in Bull. Board of Celtic Studies, XXVH, 491-504. New manuscript evidence which throws light on the date and origin of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Prophecies of Merlin are examined by Bernard Meehan, ibid., XXVIII, pp. 37-46. The writings of Walter Map and Gerald of Wales form the subject of a comparative study by L. Thorpe, in Medium Aevum, XLVII, 6-21. R. B. Patterson contributes a palaeographical note on a charter associ- ated with the scriptorium of Earl William of Gloucester (1147-83), in National Library of Wales Journal, XX, 342-44.