Category Archives: Wales

The Red Book of Hergest, Welsh Medieval Manuscript

This is one of three posts I have scheduled related to Hergest Court. We will also have a look at Sir Thomas Vaughan (October 24) and his trials with four English kings and, in celebration of all things haunted, the … Continue reading

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Meet and Greet: Tudor-Based Author Judith Arnopp + an Excerpt from “Intractable Heart”

Today, I welcome the fabulous Judith Arnopp, a Tudor-based historical author, and her latest release, Intractable Heart: The Story of Katheryn Parr In 2007 Judith Arnopp graduated from the University of Wales, Lampeter with a BA in English Literature and … Continue reading

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The Scope and Influence of The Ancient Celts

A great empire once stretched from the Black Sea to the British Isles. So powerful, the Celts leveled Rome, as well as conquering the Carthaginians in Spain. Unfortunately, the Celts left no written account of their society – most of … Continue reading

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Saint David, Patron Saint of Wales

Saint David (Welsh: Dewi Sant; c. 500 – c. 589) was a Welsh bishop of Menevia during the 6th century; he was later regarded as a saint and as the patron saint of Wales. David was a native of Wales, … Continue reading

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Regency Celebrity: Robert Owen, Welsh Social Reformer and Founder of Utopian Socialism

Robert Owen (/ˈoʊən/; 14 May 1771 – 17 November 1858) was a Welsh social reformer and one of the founders of utopian socialism and the cooperative movement. Biography Robert Owen was born in Newtown, a small market town in Montgomeryshire, … Continue reading

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Victorian Happenings: The Rebecca Riots in Wales

The Rebecca Riots took place between 1839 and 1843 in South and Mid Wales. They were a series of protests undertaken by local farmers and agricultural workers in response to perceived unfair taxation. The rioters, often men dressed as women, … Continue reading

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The Presbyterian Church of Wales: In 1811, It Seceded from Church of England

The Presbyterian Church of Wales (Welsh: Eglwys Bresbyteraidd Cymru), also known as The Calvinistic Methodist Church (Yr Eglwys Fethodistaidd Galfinaidd), is a denomination of Protestant Christianity. History It was born out of the Welsh Methodist revival and the preaching of … Continue reading

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