The History Of Wales
Stretching from the Ice Ages to the present day, this masterful account traces the political, social and cultural history of the land that has come to be called Wales. Spanning prehistoric hill forts and Roman ruins to the Reformation, the Industrial Revolution and the series of strikes by Welsh miners in the late twentieth century, this is the definitive history of an enduring people: a unique and compelling exploration of the origins of the Welsh nation, its development and its role in the modern world.
This is the new edition of David Ross's popular history of Wales, from the earliest settlement, through the Celts, the Normans, the ascendancy of the Tudors and industrialization to the beginning of the 21st century. Within the illustrated narrative, 'fact windows' illuminate topics such the Mabinogi, the bandits of Mawddwy, and the lives of prominent figures.
This highly successful guide has been revised and expanded. It traces the main outlines of the history of Wales from the settlements by the Celts to the invasion by Romans and Normans, the conquest by Edward I of England, the passage of the Acts of Union, the impact of the Reformation, Puritanism and Methodism, the effects of the Agrarian and Industrial Revolutions and the changes in political, social and economic life in the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
This, the first volume in the History of Wales, provides a detailed history of Wales in the period in which it was created out of the remnants of Roman Britain. It thus begins in the fourth century, with accelerating attacks from external forces, and ends shortly before the Norman Conquest of England. The narrative history is interwoven with chapters on the principal sources, the social history of Wales, the Church, the early history of the Welsh language, and its early literature, both in Welsh and in Latin.