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In this article, the complex relationship between England and the Principality is reflected, as D. Huw Owen traces the claimants of this title from 1245 to 1490, when Henry VII's son, Arthur, was...

Should one of the greatest of Welsh treasures be returned to the country in which it was found? David R. Howell investigates.

Volume: 63 Issue: 12 2013

The first (and indeed only) Welsh monarch was toppled on August 5th, 1063.

Volume: 63 Issue: 8 2013

Mike Thomas looks back to a period of economic buoyancy in the Basque region, when a special relationship flourished between the people of Biscay and Britain.

Volume: 62 Issue: 8 2012

Over the next four issues we will be looking at the history of the British Isles by examining its former and present constituent parts – Wales, Scotland, Ireland and, finally, England. This month Hywel Williams writes about Wales.

Volume: 62 Issue: 6 2012

On August 1st, 1259, the English renewed a truce which recognised Llywelyn ap Gruffydd as Prince of Wales.

Volume: 59 Issue: 8 2009

Peter Furtado visits the new National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, the museum of Welsh industrial and maritime heritage.

Volume: 55 Issue: 11 2005

Robin Evans assesses the contribution of the Welsh to the troubles of 1642-49.

Issue: 53 2005

O.H. Creighton examines the many and varied reasons behind the siting of Norman castles, and considers their decisive effect on the cultural landscape of Britain.

Volume: 53 Issue: 4 2003
April 2nd, 1502
Volume: 52 Issue: 4 2002

Geraint H. Jenkins examines the vicissitudes of modern Welsh history.


Robin Evans puts Henry Tudor's victory into Welsh historical perspective.

Issue: 44 2002

Robin Evans shows that the neglect of the history of Wales, and of other small nations, impoverishes our historical understanding.

Issue: 40 2001
Ann Hills discovers a feast of Welsh flowers amid the history of a working-class town
Volume: 42 Issue: 4 1992

Felix Barker keeps an open mind about speculation on the burial place of King Arthur.

Volume: 37 Issue: 2 1987

Without their Welsh connections, the Tudors could never have made good their rags-to-riches ascent to the English throne, argues Peter R. Roberts.

Volume: 36 Issue: 1 1986

In this article, the complex relationship between England and the Principality is reflected, as D. Huw Owen traces the claimants of this title from 1245 to 1490, when Henry VII's son, Arthur, was proclaimed Prince of Wales.

Volume: 32 Issue: 12 1982

In Wales rugby football grew up in the communities of the industrial south. It was imbued with Welsh culture and aspirations, and provided drama for the Welsh people. This article by David Smith celebrates the centenary of the Welsh Rugby Union.

Volume: 31 Issue: 3 1981

Richard Mullen looks back on the wedding of Prince Albert Edward to Princess Alexandra of Denmark.

Volume: 31 Issue: 6 1981

Inspired by the myth of Prince Madoc who was believed to have discovered America before Columbus. Welshmen sought to establish 'Gwladfa' a national home for their people in the new land and sought contact with the Mandan Indians who were said to be Welsh-speaking.

Volume: 30 Issue: 1 1980

Since before Roman times, writes Marjorie Sykes, pearl-fishing has been practised in North Wales, Cumberland and Perth.

Volume: 26 Issue: 10 1976

John R. Guy introduces the soldier, churchman, and Royalist Fellow of New College who served Russia and Sweden during Cromwell’s years of power, and who returned to post-Restoration Britain to become a prominent parson in the Church of Wales.

Volume: 26 Issue: 12 1976

The son of a Norman Marcher lord and a Welsh princess, J.J.N. McGurk writes, ‘Giraldus Cambrensis’ was a brilliant recorder of British life in the twelfth century.

Volume: 25 Issue: 4 1975

J.J.N. McGurk describes how Gerald’s later years were filled with his excellent books on Wales and his unsuccessful struggle for a bishopric.

Volume: 25 Issue: 5 1975

Alan Rogers describes how the Welsh fortresses founded by the English King were ‘outlying strongholds thrust into the heart of enemy country.’

Volume: 19 Issue: 7 1969

C.A. Usher describes how, during the thirteenth century, the divided Principality of Wales succumbed to English Conquest.

Volume: 19 Issue: 7 1969

Towards the end of the fourth century, writes David Jones, a Spanish emperor from Britain and his Welsh empress held their spendid court in a city on the Moselle.

Volume: 18 Issue: 2 1968

David Williams traces the Welsh heritage of England's greatest monarchy to medieval times and the Wars of the Roses.

Volume: 4 Issue: 2 1954

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