History of wales

Teaching culture from the English speaking countries. History of the Union Jack Flag.

History of the Union Jack Flag

History of Union Jack Flag and how the current design combines three older national flags. Operative word being CURRENT !

Map of Wales showing the old counties before the modern restructure.

Map of Wales showing the old counties before the modern restructure.My grandmother immigrated from Pontypridd, Glamorgan County, Wales

~ Wales has about 400 castles ~ there are more castles per head than any other country in the world ~

Wales Nice map Postcard of Cymru (Wales) showing Welsh castles, cathedrals and landmarks. Thanks to Phillippa of Wales. Wales has about 400 castles ~ there are more castles per head than any other country in the world ~

Prisoner graffiti at the Tower of London

century graffiti carved into the cells of the Tower of London by prisoners awaiting execution.

GENETIC BOUNDARIES: 'A pioneering study into [Britain's] genetic heritage ... shows that up to 40 per cent of [British] DNA may be from Germanic ancestors, and not the Vikings, thanks to the Anglo-Saxon migrations in 450-600AD. The project, carried out by Oxford University, is particularly interesting because it would seem that this genetic make-up bears out those old traditions and clichés about how [people] relate to each other. So the age-old rivalries between Devon and Cornwall – take…

Ancient boundaries are the strongest

GENETIC BOUNDARIES: 'A pioneering study into [Britain's] genetic heritage . shows that up to 40 per cent of [British] DNA may be from Germanic ancestors, and not the Vikings, thanks to the Anglo-Saxon migrations in The project, carried out by

Bryn Celli Ddu Burial Chamber, Anglesey, Wales. "Impressive Neolithic chambered tomb, with partially restored entrance passage and mound, on the site of a former henge monument.

Bryn Celli Ddu Burial Chamber located in Anglesey, Wales. It's an impressive Neolithic chambered tomb, with partially restored entrance passage and mound, on the site of a former henge monument.

Porthcawl, Wales takes a battering from yet another fierce Atlantic storm yesterday (5th February 2014 )

Monster 75 FOOT wave smashes into BRITISH coast: Atlantic superstorm to hit UK TOMORROW

"Like a computer - animation, monster surf - batters British coasts" Huge waves smash into British coastline, swells up to 75 feet recorded off-shore, UK government considers establishing tsunami-warning syste.

Amazing illustrated map of Wales features representations of the legendary tales from the Mabinogion, the basis for much of Welsh mythology including early legends of Merlin, Arthur and King Lyr. (Click the image to get a better look at the illustrations. There are descriptions at the bottom.)

Amazing illustrated map of Wales features representations of the legendary tales from the Mabinogion, the basis for much of Welsh mythology including early legends of Merlin, Arthur and King Lyr.

Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd (1097 – 1136), warrior princess of Wales who fought off the Norman invasion and is often compared to England's Boudicca. MORE: http://historywitch.com/2015/01/05/the-warrior-of-wales/

Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd – warrior princess of Wales who fought off the Norman invasion and is often compared to England's Boudicca.

Standing stones at Pentre Ifan in Pembrokeshire, Wales. This Bronze Age monument, also known as Arthur's Quoit, dates from around 4000-3500 BC. It is thought to have been constructed as a burial chamber and would have originally been covered in earth. The capstone of the chamber is about 5 metres long. Photographed in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales.

Dolmen at Pentre Ifan, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales. This Bronze Age monument, also known as Arthur's Quoit, dates from around BC. It is thought to have been constructed as a burial chamber and would have originally been covered in earth.

Map of Welsh castles. The castles of Wales were not only built by the English as part of their conquest and control of the local population, many were built by the Welsh Princes themselves. Internal feuding between them led to weakness and made conquest that much easier. How many other places in the old British Empire fell for the exact same reason ? rjp

The castles of Wales were not only built by the English as part of their conquest and control of the local population, many were built by the Welsh Princes themselves

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