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- The History Press 2013; US$ 15.99
Independent Wales was defined in the centuries after the Romans withdrew from Britain in AD 410. The Welsh achieved this despite Irish and Viking raids and colonisation, despite the growing power of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, and despite frequent and often bitter dissension between themselves. Pressure from the east increased from the eleventh century... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 22.99
Wales has a long coastline, and nowhere is more than about forty miles from the sea or a navigable river. From the earliest times, Welshmen have used the sea and the sea has shaped the history of the country. Seapower was arguably one of the most decisive factors in ending the nation's independence. The Welsh contribution to piracy has also long been... more...
- Seren 2013; US$ 11.99
Everything I Have Always Forgotten is the story of Owain Hughes’ childhood in the 40s and 50s. He spent it in boarding schools and in his family’s large (but electricity-free) house, on the banks and waters of the Dwyryd estuary, and above all walking in the mountains. The landscape of North Wales with Snowdonia in the near distance... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 11.99
This book contains hundreds of 'strange but true' facts and anecdotes about Welsh history. Arranged into a miniature history of Wales, and with bizarre and hilarious true tales for every era, it will interest and delight readers everywhere. The earliest prehistoric burial in Europe was found in Wales. The skeleton was known as the 'Red Lady of Paviland'... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95
Rich in detail but vigorous, authoritative and unsentimental, A History of Modern Wales is a comprehensive and unromanticised examination of Wales as it was and is. It stresses both the long-term continuities in Welsh history, and also the significant regional differences within the principality. more...
- Parthian Books 2015; US$ 15.99
In this informal guide to Wales, Griff Rhys Jones rediscovers ?the land of his aunties.? Born in Cardiff but raised in Essex, Griff is returning home on a mission to explore the real Wales: the one beyond the tourist trail that exists in the deep beautiful countryside, full of hidden treasures and eccentric characters that make this country so unique.... more...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99
This book explores the hidden stories of Swansea's long and dangerous past - stories of death, shipwreck and murder. From Romans to the Red Lady, Viking raids to English attacks, deadly diseases, factory riots, slums, cholera and Nazi bombs, you'll never see the city in the same way again. Did Thomas Nash really throw his daughter from the pier? Why... more...