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- The History Press 2013; US$ 27.69
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$ 14.57
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 – dominated... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
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...
- University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 80.00
This is the first book about the historian John Edward Lloyd (18611947), 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 Lloyds life, focusing especially on his career as a historian, while Part Two explores key themes arising from his... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2009; US$ 10.99
Id always felt that the real Wales was lying there waiting to be discovered, just off the main road, behind the tea rooms, down the track, up over the hill.'Wanting to explore Wales by bicycle, Richard Guise laid out his map on the kitchen table, identified its four compass points and, using string and jam jars, connected them in a way that... more...