/r/HistoryWales

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A subreddit to discuss the history of Wales and the Welsh People.

Subreddit er mwyn sgwrsio am hanes Cymru a'r Cymry.

Welcome to /r/HistoryWales, a community to discuss anything pertaining to the history of Wales or the Welsh people!

Croeso i /r/HistoryWales, cymuned i sgwrsio am unrhywbeth sy'n ymwneud â hanes Cymru a'r Cymry!

Rules:

  • Be civil to one another - no personal attacks, and no bigotry. Simple enough.
  • The primary languages of this subreddit are English and Welsh; if you wish to post in another language let us now what language that is so we can moderate it.
  • Anything prior to the 21st Century is considered history to keep things simple.
  • Please keep politics to a minimum if not in a historical context.

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Exploring Gower's Neolithic History & Viking Legends - Sweyne's Howes - Wales

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2024/06/08
11:01 UTC

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D-Day was the largest amphibious invasion in the history of warfare and Operation Overlord paved the way to the liberation of Western Europe in WW2. In a hidden corner of Wales is a forgotten D-Day ship with a heroic past. I find out more about LV72's important mission and uncertain future:

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2024/06/06
13:43 UTC

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Mystery OR Lies? Was this REALLY a hideout for Welsh Pirates in Gower?

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2024/05/17
11:29 UTC

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Ancient Wales From Above - Arthurs Stone - Gower's Maen Ceti

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2024/05/13
11:31 UTC

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I get a sneak peek into St. Fagans' newest building before it opens this weekend - Cardiff icon, The Vulcan Hotel:

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2024/05/10
11:06 UTC

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How well armoured was a Welsh noble compared a English noble in 12th-13th Century?

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2024/05/05
09:27 UTC

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I visit a beauty spot in Pembrokeshire and find out more about the secret in the cliffs in a story about Welsh pirates, the nephew of King Arthur and a student of our very own St. David.

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2024/04/28
10:18 UTC

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The mysteries of Meini Gwyr - Where are the missing stones? Welsh History & Legends

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2024/04/22
14:09 UTC

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John what an idiot.

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2024/04/15
12:07 UTC

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Looking for Welsh poet

Shwmae! I've been looking for information about a poet from South Wales but have had no luck.

He lost his job at the railway after the first World War ended. And in protest he moved to a cave and wrote his poetry. My mum says we are related to him but she couldnt recall his name. She said his poetry is in one of the libraries (possibly national). Also I once saw a tiktok video about him but I have yet to find it again. We'd love to be able to read his poems.

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2024/04/05
10:47 UTC

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Rare Megalithic Complex - Newport Wales - Ancient History

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2024/04/05
10:44 UTC

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Blaen y Glyn Isaf find

Hello!! I was hiking in Bannau Brycheiniog back last year, I didn’t think to post here. I found this marker jutting out of the rock face, and I’m really curious as to what it could be, I can’t find anything online. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!

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2024/03/31
15:01 UTC

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The Farr and Davies families of Cardiff

Last year I bought some old photographs on ebay to see if I could work out who the people in them were.

It turned out that one man in them is Harry Farr (1874-1968) who is in the Dictionary of Welsh Biography | Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig due to his contribution to the library service and Welsh history.

His entry can be read here: https://biography.wales/article/s2-FARR-HAR-1874

Harry Farr and Elsie Olive Davies married in 1913 in Cardiff.

I got in contact with Cathays Library and in January travelled across to Cardiff from South East England to donate the photographs to the library.

I met the current library staff who were very interested and welcoming.

I have now edited two videos on how the people in the photographs were identified and put them on youtube.

Links to these videos are below....

Part 1 - Follow a photo mystery: Can this family be identified?

4 MINUTE EDIT: https://youtu.be/iIyxuz6Jswk UNCUT: https://youtu.be/5OGkNkWY9xo

Part 2 - Granny & Grandpa Farr identified: Who were Harry and Elsie Olive?

4 MINUTE EDIT: https://youtu.be/WWsj0Y8Tw4A UNCUT: https://youtu.be/s78IAw4DlvU

I thought members here may find them of interest.

More videos will be going up on the Farr and Davies families, including my visit to Cardiff and the photos return to the library!

Best wishes, Jonny Wicken

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2024/03/29
12:23 UTC

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Exploring a Woodland Cromlech | Carmarthenshire's Twlc Y Filiast - Welsh History & Folklore

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2024/03/27
15:23 UTC

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A very old tree, linked to legend, stood in Carmarthen with a warning for the ancient town. The community listened until recently where it delivered a sinister promise.

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2024/03/26
14:50 UTC

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Price of Change is coming to South Wales this April. Don't miss your chance to witness the story about the Welshman who helped shape the world and a glimpse into a new vision for Wales.

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2024/03/24
12:50 UTC

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Must See Megaliths in South Wales - Gower & Vale of Glamorgan

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2024/03/18
10:26 UTC

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What would you experience if you visited Llywelyn ap Gruffudd at his home?

Specifically what would the experience of visiting his household be like in and around 1257 just before his conflicts with the young Edward?

Is it right that he would live in a relatively simple building such as the ones shown here rather than a castle?https://museum.wales/stfagans/buildings/llys-llywellyn/Were they even walled?Aside from the Prince and his immediate family (He didn't have children at that point I believe), how many knights and servants would he generally have around? I assume that his knights doubled as his guards rather than employing full-time non-noble guards? Or did they not keep guards, or was it just the duty of everybody to take turns keeping watch and grabbing a weapon in the event of an attack?

How wealthy would he have been? Would he eat from silver plates or just wooden or pottery ones?

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2024/03/11
12:45 UTC

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The Bard, 1774 *info below

The Bard, painted by Thomas Jones in 1774.

'The Bard' is based upon Thomas Gray's legendary tale of Edward I's massacre of the Welsh bards. The last surviving bard is cursing the English invaders before hurling himself to his death from a high rock above the river Conway. In the background appear the bodies of the bards and a circle of stones based upon Stonehenge.

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2024/03/11
11:39 UTC

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1800s painting titled "Welsh landscape" by William Dyce.

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2024/03/11
11:11 UTC

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Exploring Ancient Tenby, Wales - Caves & Cromlech

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2024/03/11
11:06 UTC

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