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A bestselling book about the history of Wales, now in its third edition and now up date with latest developments on Brexit to spring 2019.
As a country, Wales began with Henry VIII’s Act of Union in 1536. Before that time, Wales had been a loose collection of kingdoms and lordships with many incursions from Europe. With a history traceable to 250,000 BC, the Welsh are descended from many different peoples.
Wales History of a Nation explains how Wales developed from its Celtic origins, through its joining the Union and its social, political and industrial development from then through to the modern age.
This is a clear, excellent and popular introduction to Welsh history written by the bestselling historian David Ross. It is an ideal guide for the student, as well as the tourist.
• Pre-Celtic Wales
• Celtic Wales
• Roman Wales
• ‘Dark Age’ Wales
• The Early Middle Ages
• The Normans in Wales (Henry I and Henry II)
• The Princes (Llywelyn, Llywelyn II)
• England’s Province (Edward I)
• The Last Prince (Owain Glyndwr)
• Towards Union (Henry VIII and the Acts of Union)
• Life in the Sixteenth Century
• Elizabethan and Stewart Wales
• Wales in the Seventeenth Century
• Industrial Wales: 1800–1920
• A New Idea of Wales 1918–1939
• World War II and the Assembly
• A Chronology of Wales