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  • The Welsh Wars of Independenceby David Moore

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    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...

  • Britannia's Dragonby J.D. Davies

    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...

  • Negroes in Britainby K. L. Little

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Everything I Have Always Forgottenby Owain Hughes

    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 ? dominated Owain's... more...

  • Welsh Historyby Geoff Brookes

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...