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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 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…
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 - 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.
The Battles of Wales The Battles of Wales
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The Battles of Wales - Dilys Gater Publication Date September 2008 Publisher: Llygad Gwalch Cyf, Llanrwst Format: Paperback, 183x123 mm, 128 pages Language: English A vivid account of the numerous battles which have been fought on Welsh soil throughout the centuries, from Roman times to the Rebecca Riots. Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. A new edition of a volume first published in 1…
The Fight for Welsh Freedom The Fight for Welsh Freedom
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The Fight For Welsh Freedom - Gwynfor Evans Format: Paperback Language: English No. of pages: 176 An easy-to-read introduction to 2,000 years of Welsh history comprising concise portrayals of Welsh heroes through the ages who were inspired by the ideal of a Welsh identity and zeal for national freedom, written by a prolific author and first Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament. 24 black-and-white phot…
The Phenomenon of Welshness The Phenomenon of Welshness
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The Phenomenon of Welshness - Or, 'How Many Aircraft Carriers Would an Independent Wales Need?' by Siôn Jobbins Publication Date February 2013 Publisher: Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, Llanrwst Format: Paperback, 215x138 mm, 224 pages Language: English Siôn Jobbins walks a tightrope between being thought-provoking and provocative. He writes of the treachery of the Blue Books report of the 19th century and i…
The Welsh Natiional Anthem The Welsh Natiional Anthem
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The Welsh National Anthem: Its Story, Its Meaning - Sion T. Jobbins Format: Paperback Language: English No. of pages: 64 Learn the words and the fascinating story of one of the world's most loved national anthems. The book includes the music, original Welsh words, phonetic version and English translation as well as an introduction to the historical context of the anthem by Siôn Jobbins.
Tin Plate in Wales Tin Plate in Wales
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Trees of the Celtic Saints Trees of the Celtic Saints
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Trees of the Celtic Saints - The Ancient Yews of Wales - Andrew Morton Publication Date March 2014 Publisher: Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, Llanrwst Format: Paperback, 215x138 mm, 136 pages Language: English Andrew Morton looks at the botanical characteristics of yew trees, and how to measure and age them; at yew trees in pre-Christian and Christian literature, myths and legends; and at the connections bet…
Twenty-One Welsh Princes Twenty-One Welsh Princes
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Twenty-One Welsh Princes - Roger Turvey Publication Date April 2010 Publisher: Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, Llanrwst Format: Paperback Language: English The early history of Wales is full of blood and intrigue as the princes of the nation, often closely related, fought jealously and determinedly for control of their area, or indeed for Wales herself, against English kings and Marcher lords. Roger Turvey h…
Wales After 1536 - A Guide Wales After 1536 - A Guide
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Wales After 1536 - A Guide - Donald Gregory Publication Date August 2009 Publisher: Llygad Gwalch Cyf, Llanrwst Format: Paperback, 182x124 mm, 156 pages Language: English The final volume in a trilogy of Welsh historical guides taking the reader from 1536 to the middle of the 19th century. Includes black-and-white maps, illustrations and photographs. A new edition of a volume first published in 19…
Wales Before 1066 - A Guide Wales Before 1066 - A Guide
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Before Wales 1066 - A Guide - Donald Gregory Publication Date August 2008 Publisher: Llygad Gwalch Cyf, Llanrwst Format: Paperback, 183x125 mm, 144 pages Language: English The story of Wales from prehistoric times up to 1066. Maps and many black-and-white photographs included. A new edition of a volume first published in January 1989. Golwg ar hanes Cymru o'r cyfnod cynhanesyddol hyd 1066. Cynhwys…
Wales Before 1536 - A Guide Wales Before 1536 - A Guide
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Wales Before 1536 - A Guide - Donald Gregory Publication Date October 2008 Publisher: Llygad Gwalch Cyf, Llanrwst Format: Paperback, 182x123 mm, 160 pages Language: English A chronological outline of Welsh history from the ninth to the six teenth century which is also a guide to readers who like to relate what they read to places they can visit. Black-and-white maps and photographs. A new edition…
Welsh Australians - Their History And Achievements Welsh Australians - Their History And Achievements
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Welsh Australians: Their History and Achievements - Ethne Jeffreys Format: Paperback Language: English No. of pages: 96 The Welsh people have been part of Australian society since white settlements began two centuries ago, and today, those of Welsh descent, such as Rolf Harris and Kylie Minogue, have achieved worldwide success. This book outlines the huge contribution Welsh people have made in ind…
Welsh Follies - Secrets, Stories and Scandals Welsh Follies - Secrets, Stories and Scandals
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Welsh Follies - Secrets, Stories and Scandals - Graham Watkins Publication Date February 2015 Publisher: Llygad Gwalch Cyf, Llanrwst Format: Paperback, 184x124 mm, 258 pages Language: English Stories about 60 follies that are amusing, tragic, heroic, grand, modest, ancient and modern which may be found across Wales. From Orielton banqueting tower, Pembrokeshire, to Dry Bridge Lodge, Flintshire, th…
Welsh Ghostly Encounters Welsh Ghostly Encounters
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Welsh Ghostly Encounters - Jane Pugh Publication Date September 2008 Publisher: Llygad Gwalch Cyf, Llanrwst Format: Paperback, 182x124 mm, 136 pages Language: English A revised and updated collection of ancient stories of the supernatural, together with some accounts of recent ghostly encounters in Wales. Argraffiad newydd, wedi'i ddiweddaru, o gyfrol Jane Pugh sy'n cynnig casgliad o hen storïau y…
Welsh Heritage Series 4: A History of the Red Dragon Welsh Heritage Series 4: 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…
Welsh Heritage Series 9: A Study of Breconshire Place Names Welsh Heritage Series 9: A Study of Breconshire Place Names
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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.
Who Were The Druids ? Who Were The Druids ?
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Who Were The Druids - Michael Senior Publication Date December 2015 Publisher: Llygad Gwalch Cyf, Llanrwst Format: Paperback, 184x124 mm, 104 pages Language: English The resulting revelations are often surprising, sometimes almost the opposite of what has been supposed. Here, by seeking out the facts, we gain a new view of old themes - of the Celts and Saxons, King Arthur, Merlin and perhaps find…

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