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
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 Study of Breconshire Place Names
A Study of Breconshire Place Names - Richard Morgan / R.F. Peter Powell Publication Date June 1999 Publisher: Llygad Gwalch Cyf, Llanrwst Format: Paperback, 157 pages Language: English A detailed study of the meaning of 340 Welsh place-names in Breconshire, together with an introduction presenting an insight into the history of the Welsh language in the county. 4 maps.
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.
A Welsh Odyssey: In The Footsteps of Gerald of Wales
A Welsh Odyssey: in the footsteps of Gerald of Wales - Michael Curig Roberts Publication Date October 2011 Publisher: Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, Llanrwst Format: Paperback, 215x138 mm Language: English This is a readable and enjoyable account of the journey of the intriguing Gerald of Wales in 1188, when he travelled around Wales with the then Archbishop of Canterbury trying to persuade Welshmen to sig…
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
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.
Before Farming - A Guide To Prehistoric Wales 300,000-4,000BC
Before Farming - Life In Prehistoric Wales - Julian Heath Publication Date October 2013 Publisher: Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, Llanrwst Format: Paperback, 215x138 mm, 176 pages Language: English In this enjoyable, entertaining and well-researched book, Julian Heath writes of the lives of the Neanderthals in Wales and Europe and in Mesolithic sites in Wales, and examines the Paviland 'Red Lady' find of 18…
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.