Donne of Kidwelly (p. 111), while Professor Williams says that the work 'is now known not to have been painted for him' (p. 95). It is not clear what the source for this statement is. Despite these reservations, there is a great deal of valuable material in this book and some important questions are raised-not least about the relationship between the visual culture of Wales and that of neighbouring countries. This is not the coherent history of Welsh art that it aspires to be. But by opening the debate and by arousing interest it makes a significant contribution towards the writing of such a work. Swansea KIRSTINE DUNTHORNE AN ATLAS OF ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND. By David Hill. Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1981. Pp. xii, 180. £ 16.00. This is an admirable book. Its title belies its scope, since it is also a valuable work of reference and a sound statement of current historical opinion. It contains 260 charts and maps to illustrate chiefly the political, administrative, economic and ecclesiastical history of Anglo-Saxon England. Each set of maps is prefaced by a short but very useful intro- duction and, when dealing with sources such as the Tribal or Burghal Hidages, the author supplies an analytical tabulation of the material. No summary can do justice to the depth in which many of the subjects are treated. There is, for example, an excellent comparative chronology of the Viking movements throughout western Europe in the ninth and early-tenth centuries and extremely clear maps of the campaigns of this period and of Aethelred II's reign. The complex subject of mints and coinage is also very well handled, although a little more effort could have been made to bring the treatment up to date. All specialists will disagree as to what should be represented in a historical atlas. Dr. Hill has wisely chosen his themes and given them thorough treatment. In terms of what might have been expected, little is omitted: social change is the most obviously neglected topic. It is a pity that the Domesday evidence for landholding is used only for the estates of the great comital families and the leading ecclesiastical institutions; local samples could have been taken to illustrate manorial structure and pre-1066 'feudalism'. The space given to Scandinavian place-names is certainly too small (Maps 68-69), since it is through topography that we can often estimate the relative chronology of new forms. As far as Wales is concerned, reference is usually incidental, although five good maps (130-134) are devoted to the rise and fall of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn and the warfare of the mid-eleventh century. Errors are rare: on Map 63 the Frankish ruler should be Charles the Fat, not Charles the Simple. What shines through is the author's enthusiasm for his subject and a sustained emphasis on the vigour of the political, institutional, and economic life of Anglo-Saxon England. The presentation is outstanding and the layout commendably spacious. This book is an indispensable companion to any student's work on this period and a useful source of reference for the specialist. Cardiff DAVID BATES