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  • A History of Modern Wales 1536-1990by Philip Jenkins

    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...

  • Swansea in 100 Datesby Geoff Brookes

    The History Press 2015; US$ 4.99

    Experience 100 key dates that shaped Swansea?s history, highlighted its people?s genius (or silliness) and embraced the unexpected. Featuring an amazing mix of social, criminal and sporting events, this book reveals a past that will fascinate, delight and even shock both residents and visitors of the city. more...

  • The A-Z of Curious Flintshireby David Rowe

    The History Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    Flintshire, the northern gateway to Wales, is a county rich in heritage. It is home to ancient artefacts, medieval buildings and country houses, and has had many fascinating residents such as the grand old man of politics, W.E. Gladstone, and the famous naturalist and writer, Thomas Pennant. As with much of Wales, Flintshire is also a place of myth... more...

  • Sacred History and National Identityby Jason Nice

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    The late sixteenth century saw a redrawing of the borders of north-west Europe. Wales and Brittany entered into unions with neighboring countries England and France. This book uses Brittany and Wales' responses to unification to describe a comparative history of national identity during the early modern period. more...

  • The Dialogue of the Government of Wales (1594)by John Gwynfor Jones

    University of Wales Press 2010; US$ 70.00

    Comprises an introduction to the background of "The Dialogue", written in 1594 by George Owen of Henllys, north Pembrokeshire. more...

  • J. E. Lloyd and the Creation of Welsh Historyby Huw Pryce

    University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 80.00

    This is the first book about the historian John Edward Lloyd (1861–1947), whose A History of Wales from the Earliest Times to the Edwardian Conquest (1911) marks a turning point in the writing of Welsh history. Part One traces Lloyd’s life, focusing especially on his career as a historian, while Part Two explores key themes arising from his... more...

  • Walesby Rupert Matthews

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 8.99

    From the Roman invasion, through tall tales of Merlin and King Arthur, and right up to and beyond the incredible power of the mining industry, 'Wales, A Very Peculiar History' takes a quirky, sideways look at some of the slightly bizarre aspects of the home of welsh rarebit, Maelgwn the Dragon, and Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.... more...

  • The Medieval Castles of Walesby John R. Kenyon

    University of Wales Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    This book provides the visitor to the castles of Wales with a history and description of the main castles open to the public. There is an easy-to-understand outline of how castles developed, as well as features that give more detail of the different parts of a castle, such as keeps and gatehouses. more...

  • Welsh Kingsby Kari Maund

    The History Press 2011; US$ 7.99

    When Edward I's troops forced the destruction of Dafydd ap Gruffudd in 1283 they brought to an end the line of truly independent native rules in Wales that had endured throughout recorded history. In the early middle ages Wales was composed of a variety of independent kingdoms with varying degrees of power, influence and stability, each ruled by proud... more...

  • Welsh Genealogyby Bruce Durie

    The History Press 2011; US$ 11.99

    Welsh genealogy is usually included with its English cousin, but there are significant differences between the two, and anyone wishing to trace their Welsh ancestry will encounter peculiarities that are not covered by books on English family history. There is a separate system of archives and repositories for Wales, there are differences in civil registration... more...