Select Bibliography

Below are some useful secondary works for those interested in St. David’s Priory, or any of the other topics identified in this web guide. For those works held either at Swansea University Library and Information Centre or at the Richard Burton Archives, library call numbers are also provided. However, not all works can be found within the library or archives. The books are divided into relevant topics:

The Catholic Church & St. David’s Priory

Attwater, Donald, The Catholic Church in Modern Wales, A Record of the Past Century (London: Burns, Oats and Washbourne Ltd., 1935). Call number: BX1509>ATT.

Backman, Clifford R., The Worlds of Medieval Europe (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003). Call number: D131.B33 2003.

Haigh, Christopher, English Reformations: Religion, Politics and Society under the Tudors (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993). Call number: DA315.H28 1993.

Hughes, Trystan Owain, Winds of change : The Roman Catholic Church and society in Wales, 1916-1962 (Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 1999). Call Number: W/ BX1511>HUG.

Lynch, G.J.J., The Revival of Roman Catholicism in South Wales in the late Eighteenth and early Nineteenth Century (Cardiff: MA Thesis, 1941). Call number: MICRO 258.

McClelland, Alan V.  & Michael Hodgetts eds, From Without the Flaminian Gate: 150 Years of Roman Catholicism in England and Wales 1850 – 2000  (London: Darton, Longman& Todd, 1999).

Pope, Robert translated by Sylvia Prys Jones, Faith and the Crisis of a Nation: Wales, 1890-1914 (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2004). Call number: W/ BV3777.W35 J6 2004.

Ryrie, Alec, The Age of Reformation: The Tudor and Steward Realms, 1485-1603 (New York: Pearson Longman, 2009). Call number: BR375 .R97 2009.

Spencer, Gerard, Catholic Life in Swansea: The Centenary of St. David’s Church, Swansea, 1847-1947 (Swansea: Herbert Byrne OSB, 1947). Call number: W/BX1514.S8<SPE.

Financial Records

Dollar, Charles M. & Richard J. Jensen, Historian’s Guide to Statistics: Quantitative Analysis and Historical Research (London: Holt, Reinhart & Winston, Inc., 1971). Call number: D16. DOL.

Feinstein, Charles H. & Mark Thomas, Making History Count, A primer in quantitative methods for historians (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002). Call number: D16. 17. FEI.

Floud, Roderick, An Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Historians (London: Methuen & Co Ltd, 1973). Call number: D16.FLO.

Hudson, Pat, History By Numbers, An Introduction to Quantitative Approaches (London: Arnold Publishers, 2000). Call number: D16.17 Hud.

Jarausch, Konrad H. & Kenneth A. Hardy, Quantitative Methods for Historians, A Guide to Research, Data and Statistics (London: University of North Carolina Press, 1991). Call number: D16.17.J37 1991.

Boyns, Rosemary E.,  Trevor Boyns & John Richard Edwards eds, The Historical Accounting Records, A Guide for Archivists and Researchers (London: Society of Archivists, 2000) held within the Richard Burton Archives, reference only.

Irish Immigration

Delaney, Enda, Irish Migration, Networks and Ethnic Identities Since 1750 (London: Routledge, 2007). Call number: DA908.I75 2007.

O’Leary, Paul, Immigration and Integration, The Irish in Wales, 1798-1922 (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2000). Call number: W/ DA712. O44 2000.

Price, R.T, Little Ireland, Aspects of the Irish and Greenhill, Swansea (Swansea: Swansea City Council, 1992). Call number: DA745.S9 P7 1992.


Arthur, James, The Ebbing Tide: Policy and Principles of Catholic Education (Leominster: Fowler Wright Books, 1995).

Hickman, Mary J., Religion, Class and Identity : the State, the Catholic Church and the Education of the Irish in Britain (Aldershot: Avebury, 1997). Call number: DA124/I6>HIC.

Local History

Gwynn, David, Swansea Through Time (Stroud: Amberley, 2013). Call number: W/ DA745.S9 G8 2013.

Porch, Richard, Swansea: History You Can See (Stroud: Tempus, 2005). Call number: W/ DA745.S9 P6 2005. Williams, Glanmor ed, Swansea: An Illustrated History (Swansea: C. Davies, 1990). Call Number: W/DA745/S9 G8 2013.


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