The period from 1172 to 1277 witnessed momentous changes in Wales. Some of those changes within society, economic life, and the church have already been outlined. They were equally momentous in the political life of the country. By the late twelfth century, the map of political power in Wales had largely assumed the shape it was to retain until the Edwardian Conquest. The age of rapid advance by the Anglo-Normans had come to an end; it was followed by an age of consolidation. During the same period, the structure of political authority within Wales was being transformed, particularly within native Wales. There were continuities with the past, of course, in the principles and practice of power, both within and between the ruling dynasties.
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