Development and external influence

Whilst the laws are seen to reflect society in medieval Wales, there is evidence for development within the texts themselves as well as outside of the law texts. Following the conquest of Wales in 1282, the Statute of Rhuddlan abolished Welsh law in criminal cases, but it seems that Cyfraith Hywel continued, at least in a piecemeal fashion, until the Acts of Union of 1536. In addition, there was much influence on Welsh law from England and also from Ireland in the earlier period, and from canon law.
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