Welsh History Books
A Brief History Of Wales
A Brief History of Wales - Gerald Morgan Format: Paperback Language: English No. of pages: 144 From the Romans onward, via Vikings, Saxons, Normans and Flemings, the Welsh have both resisted and absorbed invasion after invasion. Princes, papists, protestants, politicians, patriots, prophets and proletarians pass swiftly before us in this gripping narrative of conquest, resistance and survival. Bot…
A History of the Red Dragon
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A History of The Red Dragon - Welsh Heritage Series No. 4 - Carl Lofmark Publication Date September 2012 Publisher: Llygad Gwalch Cyf, Llanrwst Edited by G. A. Wells Format: Paperback, 185x123 mm, 102 pages Language: English A highly informative and well-researched book looking at the origin and history of the national emblem of Wales. Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Cyfrol yn llawn…
A Time For Princes
The Welsh Leaders who Forged a Nation 800-1282. The historian John Davies described 800-1282 as 'the youth of the Welsh nation'. Roman Wales survived attacks by Irish and Viking raiders from the west and Saxon and other Germanic tribes from the east to lay down the foundations of a medieval country. Full colour illustrations throughout.
Abergavenny Through Time
Abergavenny grew up around the Norman castle, on the site of a Roman fort. The town's location meant it was frequently embroiled in border warfare. Despite this turmoil, the town, with its ancient market, prospered. It was known for its Welsh flannel, as well as more unusual products - the milk from local goats was used to treat consumption, and their hair to make fashionable periwigs!The town con…
Abergavennys War - Tim Butters
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Over the years local journalist and author Tim Butters has interviewed many Abergavenny veterans from the Second World War, ranging from a soldier who helped liberate the notorious Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen, a man who was captured during the Allied retreat from Tobruk and ended up spending the war in the cruel confines of Stalag VIII-B, an officer who was at Dunkirk and later served wi…
Ancient Cathedrals of Wales - Their Story and Music
Ancient Cathedrals of Wales: Their Story and Music Publication Date April 2013 Publisher: Llygad Gwalch Cyf, Llanrwst Format: Paperback, 183x123 mm, 200 pages Language: English Music has always been associated with our cathedrals, having an important part in church services. This book encompasses the musical content of our cathedrals here in Wales but also offers a handy and readable guide to thes…
Ancient Chapels And Churches In Wales
Ancient Chapels and Churches in Wales - John McAsey Format: Paperback Language: English No. of pages: 72 A charming guide with enchanting colour illustrations to 32 ancient Celtic chapels and churches throughout Wales comprising particular mention of their history and architecture, folklore and atmospheric locations. 32 colour illustrations and 1 map.
Apples of Wales
The apple. A familiar, comforting fruit. And a fruit that has a long history in Wales. Apples of Wales tells the untold story of apple growing in Wales, a story that extends from the mists of time into the twentieth century. Fully illustrated.
Castles Of The Welsh Princes
Castles of the Welsh Princes - Paul R. Davis Format: Paperback Language: English No. of pages: 108 In this fully illustrated book, Paul Davis guides the reader to some of the most awe-inspiring and romantic castles in Wales and describes their construction and history. Reprint; first published in 2007.
Churches in Wales and Their Treasures
Churches in Wales and Their Treasures - Edgar W. Parry Publication Date November 2011 Publisher: Llygad Gwalch Cyf, Llanrwst Format: Paperback, 182x124 mm, 184 pages Language: English Every parish in Wales is unique, and each has historic treasures in its architecture and furniture. The church building has been the heart of the parish, and the culture, crafts and traditions of the area are represe…
Country Churchyards of Wales
Country Churchyards of Wales - Donald Gregory Publication Date March 2015 Publisher: Llygad Gwalch Cyf, Llanrwst Format: Paperback, 182x124 mm, 228 pages Language: English Churchyards are not mere collections of gravestones. They are nearly always older than the churches they surround and provide much evidence of social activities and local traditions when they were the community centres of the pa…