Wales A Historical Companion
A new and uniquely accessible history of Wales. This comprehensive and authoritative companion to Wales, its people and its millennia of history can be enjoyed by armchair travellers and tourists alike. The respected historian Terry Breverton presents the characters, events, buildings and institutions that have shaped Wales over the ages, from its earliest origins to the present day. The nation has the oldest national flag in the world, one of the oldest languages in existence, the longest unbroken Christian heritage in history, and has somehow retained a fierce sense of independence and nationality despite its proximity to England. The book takes us from the earliest recorded human burial in the world (at Paviland Cave) through the battles against the invading Romans, Vikings, Picts, Saxons, Normans and the Anglo-French kings to the present-day status of the country. Its people have changed the history of Britain and the United States, with the Tudor Dynasty giving Britain its European identity and Thomas Jefferson and others founding the breakaway union of American states. The book comes in an accessible, comprehensive, illustrated dictionary format, from an author who has written more than twenty entertaining and informative books upon the Welsh and their achivements.
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