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Help and advice for Wales:- History

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Wales:- History

National Library of Wales Portrait Archive on wikimedia commons. This includes c  5000 portrait prints, photographs and paintings

Pictures and stories of Wales' lost towns, villages and neighbourhoods on Wales Online. "Some of the names are instantly recognisable and integral to the history of Wales. Others are not so well-known and their names, just like their buildings and villagers, all but lost to time."

Story of resurrected Welsh warrior inspires St Thomas Way. Paths to follow tale of William Cragh’s medieval pilgrimage after being brought back to life. A series of hiking paths based on the supposed pilgrimage of a medieval warrior who came back to life after being executed for fighting against the English is to open in the Welsh Marches.......the paths meander through the long-disputed borderland, linking Hereford and Swansea.

Wales Remembers 1914-18

Archwilio " the easy way to discover the archaeology of Wales through the records of the four Welsh Archaeological Trusts. There are over 100,000 archaeological sites to be found here, so to start discovering them simply click on an area of the map .........."

People's Collection Wales   - A Welsh National Assembly backed undertaking geared to bringing together in one place online all the strands of Welsh history,  not only from those held in various Libraries and Archives but also from the  memories and memorabilia of ordinary folk.

The Welsh History Review  - "Since its inception in 1960 as one of the journals of the University of Wales Board of Celtic Studies, the Welsh History Review has become firmly established as the most authoritative journal in its field. It is an invaluable medium for publishing the fruits of the steady upsurge of interest in the history of Wales in schools, colleges, universities and the media over the past thirty years. Both its readership and its contributors are truly international, including geographers, economists, philologists, sociologists, archaeologists and demographers as well as historians. Every issue includes articles on varying aspects of Welsh history, a large array of book reviews, obituaries and other special features where relevant. Each year a full checklist of publications relating to the history of Wales is given."  See Welsh Journals Online

Coflein - is the online database for the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) - the national collection of information about the historic environment of Wales.

History Forum for Wales

A Vision of Britain through Time - A vision of Britain between 1801 and 2001. Including maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions

Cyfraith Hywel Dda (Peniarth 28) (Search Catalogue) A Latin version of the native Welsh law (known to scholars as 'Latin A') which is set quite apart from all other Welsh lawbooks by the series of illustrations in the text.

Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516  "The Gazetteer is a catalogue of markets and fairs in medieval England and Wales......The Gazetteer is valuable to those interested in all periods, as the markets and fairs established during the Middle Ages formed the core of the later network............"

Wales History Timeline by Britannia.com

The Spartacus Educational website has some interesting material Welsh History

A Brief History of Wales, by Peter N. Williams

Wales, History and Culture by Britannia.com.

The Owain Glyndwr Society

Castles on the Web

Here are direct  links to a selection of Welsh history sites by Castles of Wales;