From the Romans onward, via Vikings, Saxons, Normans and Flemings, the Welsh have both resisted and absorbed invasion after invasion. Princes, papists, protestants, politicians, patriots, prophets and proletarians pass swiftly before us in this gripping narrative of conquest, resistance and survival. Both legend and fact play their part in this story, from the Night of the Long Knives to the 1905 victory over the All Blacks, from Welsh Indians to the 1904 Revival. Whether Welsh or not, you will find this book easy to pick up and hard to put down. A superb introduction to the background to contemporary Wales, this book is also for anyone wishing to brush up on their history.