The Welsh: The Biography

The Welsh: The Biography

by Terry Breverton
     
 

• A comprehensive and authoritative history of the Welsh people.
• Author is an acknowledged expert on Welsh culture and history.
• Huge interest in the history of Wales at moment following the highly successful BBC Wales TV series 'The Story of Wales' presented by Huw Edwards. This is being repeated nationwide in autumn 2012 to the rest of BBC

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• A comprehensive and authoritative history of the Welsh people.
• Author is an acknowledged expert on Welsh culture and history.
• Huge interest in the history of Wales at moment following the highly successful BBC Wales TV series 'The Story of Wales' presented by Huw Edwards. This is being repeated nationwide in autumn 2012 to the rest of BBC network.
• Covers from 9000 BC to the present.

The Welsh: The Biography tells the story of the remarkable survival of the oldest nation and oldest language in Europe. We see how the four original major Celtic tribes are still reflected in the location of Britain's four oldest cathedrals, and how after one and a half millennia of constant invasions and eventual conquest, the Welsh retained their sense of nationality.

The story of the Welsh is one of defending the nation against overwhelming odds, and of a major contribution to European literature. Its tenth century laws are acknowledged as the most progressive in the world until the later twentieth century. Almost uniquely in the world, Wales has had heroines as well as heroes, princesses as well as princes who contributed to its progress. Wales has given heroes such as Owain Glyndwr who are recognized across the globe, and men such as David Lloyd George, to whom Hitler attributed the winning of First World War. The character of the Welsh - their pacifism, literary abilities and influence - is splendidly described in this unique history of the Welsh as a people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781445608082
Publisher:
Amberley Publishing
Publication date:
02/19/2013
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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