A New History Of Wales

Language: English

ISBN: 9781848513730

Current Publication Date: 2011

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 200

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We all know our Welsh history, don't we?

We all know our warrior-princes and rebels, from the Celtic chiefs to Owain Glyndŵr. We all know that Henry Tudor was as Welsh as Lloyd George...that Churchill sent in the troops to Tonypandy, and that Thatcher was the Hammer of the Welsh. We all know that we were fine upstanding chapelgoers, living in close-knit communities, never venturing too far from home...

A New History of Wales tells us what we think we know, before asking us to think again about the myths and misundertandings that surround some of the major figures and episodes in Wales's complex and colourful past. The book is the result of a unique collaboration between the Western Mail and a group of twenty historians who form part of History Research Wales. It has been edited by H. V. Bowen, Professor of Modern History at Swansea University, who tells us in his introduction:

We very much hope that readers will find this approach fresh, interesting and, above all, thought-provoking, as we reflect upon our individual and collective identities, and the meaning of modern Wales