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Rebecca Thomas

Rebecca is a graduate student in the University of Cambridge, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic.

Her research focuses on perceptions of peoples in early medieval Wales, examining not only the presentation of Welsh/British identity itself, but also how Welsh writers treated other 'peoples', facilitating analysis of how they placed themselves within a wider context.

Investigation of a broader European context is central, enabling examination of how Welsh writers located themselves and their audience within the framework of Britain, Europe and Christendom, alongside analysis of the transmission of ideas, and the relationship between developments in Wales and broader European trends.

She took her BA degree in the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, and MPhil degree in the department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic. 

Other research interests include the history of Wales, Ireland and north Britain from the sixth to the twelfth centuries; Anglo-Saxon history (especially Anglo-Saxon and Welsh relations); social memory in medieval societies; prophetic and historical writing in medieval Wales.

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