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A Brief History Of Wales A Brief History Of Wales
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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 Guide To Welsh Place Names A Guide To Welsh Place Names
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A Guide To Welsh Place Names - Anthony Lias Publication Date January 2013 Publisher: Llygad Gwalch Cyf, Llanrwst Format: Paperback, 182x122 mm, 104 pages Language: English A guide to the meaning, origins and construction of 500 Welsh place-names, including notes on linguistic and historical background to the names and a useful index.
A Welsh Odyssey: In The Footsteps of Gerald of Wales A Welsh Odyssey: In The Footsteps of Gerald of Wales
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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…
A-Z of Abergavenny A-Z of Abergavenny
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What can you write about Abergavenny that hasn’t already been written? Quite a lot, as local author Tim Butters poignantly proves in A–Z of Abergavenny. The shadows surrounding local legends are investigated and new light is cast on familiar subjects in a book that barely pauses for breath as it thunders from A to Z in a no-holds-barred roller coaster ride. This fascinating new book brings the pas…
Abergavenny Through Time Abergavenny Through Time
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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 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
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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…
Before Farming - A Guide To Prehistoric Wales 300,000-4,000BC Before Farming - A Guide To Prehistoric Wales 300,000-4,000BC
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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…
Churches in Wales and Their Treasures Churches in Wales and Their Treasures
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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
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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…
Gwenllian The Welsh Warrior Princess Gwenllian The Welsh Warrior Princess
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Gwenllian - The Welsh Warrior Princess - Peter Newton Publication Date March 2002 Publisher: Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, Llanrwst Format: Paperback, 180x123 mm, 104 pages Language: English The story of the heroic Welsh princess Gwenllïan (1097-1136) is told in vivid fashion portraying all the romance and harshness of the early middle ages in Wales. 31 black-and-white photographs and 2 maps. Stori Gwenllï…
Highlights From Welsh History Highlights From Welsh History
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Highlights From Welsh History - Emrys Roberts A look at the huge contribution this small nation of Wales has made to the world. Did you know that Wales boasted the most advanced laws in the Middle Ages, produced Britain’s only effective royal dynasty and its most effective prime minister? Format: Paperback Language: English No. of pages: 96
Historic Shipwrecks of Wales Historic Shipwrecks of Wales
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Historic Shipwrecks of Wales - Dilys Gater Publication Date April 2008 Publisher: Llygad Gwalch Cyf, Llanrwst Format: Paperback, 183x122 mm, 136 pages Language: English Drama and disaster, tragedy and triumph, horror and heroism, this account of Welsh shipwrecks from the earliest times to the present day encompasses all these and more: lost treasure, smuggling, wrecking and the most gallant attemp…
Llywelyn Bren - Compact History of Welsh Heroes Llywelyn Bren - Compact History of Welsh Heroes
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Llywelyn Bren: Compact History of Welsh Heroes - Craig Owen Jones Publication Date January 2007 Publisher: Llygad Gwalch Cyf, Llanrwst Format: Paperback, 182x124 mm, 80 pages Language: English An account of the revolt of Llywelyn Bren of Morgannwg in the 14th century. Hanes gwrthryfel Llywelyn Bren o Forgannwg yn y 14eg ganrif.
Looking For Wales Looking For Wales
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Looking For Wales: An introductory Guilde - Gerald Morgan Format: Paperback Language: English No. of pages: 160 A collection of twelve essays on Welsh history and culture. With an appendix of further reading.
Owain Glyndwr Prince Of Wales Owain Glyndwr Prince Of Wales
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Owain Glyndwr: Prince of Wales - Rhiannon Ifans Format: Paperback Language: English No. of pages: 96 Reading age: 8-99 A vivid, colourful tribute to one of the most heroic figures in Welsh history. With 24 colour illustrations by acclaimed artist Margaret Jones, the stories recount Owain's heroic struggle for Welsh independence in the 15th century. Welsh version available, "Owain Glyndwr, Tywysog…
Owain Glyndwr: Prince Of Wales Owain Glyndwr: Prince Of Wales
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Owain Glyndwr: Prince of Wales - R R Davies Format: Paperback Language: English No. of pages: 160 "Owain's revolt was a war on behalf of justice and independence. It was not personal ambition which drove him, but a great vision, a dream which was shared by many Welsh people." This is a masterful study of the life and legacy of Owain Glyn Dwr, whose revolt against the English rule of Wales in the e…
Real Wales Real Wales
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Real Wales - Heini Gruffudd Format: Paperback Language: English No. of pages: 112 A useful, illustrated guide to Wales, its history, language and popular culture, its institutions and government and, most importantly, an insight into the nature of being Welsh in the modern-day world. Over 60 illustrations, maps and diagrams, mainly in colour. First published in 1998.

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