ARTICLES RELATING TO THE HISTORY OF WALES PUBLISHED MAINLY IN 1994 I. WELSH HISTORY BEFORE 1660 D. Jenkins provides an introduction to the history of Montgomeryshire, taking us from the earliest times to the present day, in Folk Life, 32, 46-57. R. Brewer and E. Besly report on the evacuation of the 'forum-basilica' at Caerwent, in Amgueddfa, 17, 11. J. K. Knight considers Welsh fortifications of the first millennium A.D., noting the changing roles of certain sites and the virgin occupation of others, in Chateau Gaillard, 16, 277-84. R. Gardner proclaims the 'New Testament motivation' of Gildas, rejecting the traditional view of him as an 'Old Testament prophet of doom' and revealing the pastoral and cosmopolitan role of the early British church, in Trans. Hon. Soc. Cymmrodorion (1994), 5-26. D. McCarthy sheds light on the origins of the 'Laterchus' Paschal cycle of the insular Celtic churches, attributing it to the Continent with far- reaching implications for the development of early Celtic Christianity, in Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies, 28, 25-49. K. Branigan, M. J. Dearne and J. G. Rutter discuss the results of the 1946-59 excavations in Minchin Hole cave, Gower, indicating domestic occupation and limited craft activity in the Romano-British period, in Archaeological Cambrensis, 142, 40-73. J. Daryll Evans and M. J. Francis argue that Cynog, rather than his father Brychan, should be regarded as the founding father of the Christian faith in Brecknock, in Brycheinog, 27, 15-24. O. J. Padel approaches the familiar evidence surrounding Arthur with a view to disproving his existence, in Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies, 27,1-31. P. Y. Lambert discusses magic and power in the Four Branches of the Mabinogion, in Studia Celtica, 28, 97-107 (in French). A. O. H. Jarman discusses early Welsh writing, prose and poetry prior to 1200, in Lien Cymru ,18, nos. 1 and 2, 16-25 (in Welsh). D. H. Williams briefly reviews medieval monasticism jn Monmouthshire and considers whether Latin monasticism was influenced by the Celtic presence that preceded it, in The Monmouthshire Antiquary, 10, 7-17.