The History of Swansea and the Lordship of Gower (Volume II) starts with the infamous events of Edward II’s capture in Neath and the looting of his Swansea property, and winds its way through local history to the seventeenth century when Gower became part of Glamorgan, and Oliver Cromwell’s influence was felt in the area.
W. H. Jones wrote his first volume of the History of Swansea in 1920, but Volume II was only in the proof-reading stage at the time if his death in 1932. Members of the Royal Institute found his research and findings valuable for their own work, and 60 years later the book was finally published by members who worked to finish Jones’ book.
Royal Institute of South Wales, Swansea 1992
104 pages, paperback.