Friday 23 August 2013, 10:13
As far as most people in Wales are concerned, these days the name of Arthur Horner is virtually forgotten. Yet in the immediate pre- and post-war periods he was one of the most successful and powerful trade union officials – left wing and proud of it – Wales and Britain had ever seen.
Monday 19 August 2013, 14:38
When we think of anti-Semitism and anti-Jewish demonstrations or riots it is all too easy to imagine that they were confined just to places and times like 19th century Czarist Russia and, more recently, the Nazi state in Germany.
Sunday 18 August 2013, 09:00
The Welsh coast is a treacherous place and, over the years, hundreds – even thousands – of ships have been lost on its rocks and sand shoals.
Monday 12 August 2013, 16:22
School boards were swept away and joint education committees were established in every Welsh county.
Friday 9 August 2013, 13:14
During the 19th and early 20th century, three wooden warships became permanent fixtures in the docks area of Cardiff, then one of the greatest sea ports in the world.
Tuesday 6 August 2013, 11:00
Monday 5 August 2013, 11:00
The very first British ship sunk in the war was a small cruiser, mined and sunk on 5 August 1914, the day after the war broke out.
Friday 2 August 2013, 16:09
Quite apart from the language, Welsh customs are an important part of what makes Wales different, a country with a culture and a history all of its own.
Friday 26 July 2013, 12:35
The advance guards of the two armies met at Edgecote Moor on the morning of 26 July.
Thursday 25 July 2013, 16:57
Wales has produced many interesting and unusual individuals over the years but none was more bizarre and arguably more mysterious than the writer Thomas Jeffery Llewelyn Prichard.
Wednesday 24 July 2013, 10:30
When peace was finally declared on 11 November 1918, ending the four years of bloodshed and mayhem that was the First World War, the initial reaction in Wales was one of relief.
Monday 22 July 2013, 09:00
Over the years the sands have seen TT races, world land speed record attempts and tragic death, when JG Parry-Thomas died trying to regain the speed record in 1927.
Thursday 18 July 2013, 16:50
Railway enthusiasts quickly realised what a goldmine there was in Barry and flocked to the area in their thousands. And it was not just railway buffs.
Friday 12 July 2013, 14:51
The Dan-yr-Ogof caves, ideally situated for easy access between Swansea and Brecon, are one of the great tourist attractions of Wales.
Thursday 11 July 2013, 16:25
On 11 July 1648 the siege of Pembroke Castle, which had begun eight weeks before, ended in the surrender of the garrison.
Wednesday 10 July 2013, 15:46
In the 1930s John Charles Peterson - Jack as he was universally known - was one of the most graceful and most popular of all British professional boxers.
Friday 5 July 2013, 16:22
The first periodical in Welsh was published in Holyhead by Lewis Morris, and it pre-dated English language magazines in Wales by nearly 50 years.
Monday 1 July 2013, 11:46
In all 136 fishing boats were lost during the Second World War, with over 900 trawlermen going to their deaths. And many of those men came from south Wales.
Thursday 27 June 2013, 11:10
The druids, the supposedly human-sacrificing enemy priests, struck a chill in everyone's hearts, but it was the appearance of the women, wild haired and bearing torches, that most frightened the legionaries.
Friday 21 June 2013, 15:56
From Llewellyn the Last to Owain Glyndwr, Welsh history is littered with examples of male heroes. Welsh heroines, on the other hand, are much harder to come by.
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