Thursday 13 June 2013, 15:57
The idea for a watered down version of Shakespeare had been in Bowdler's mind for years, ever since his own father had first read him the plays during his childhood.
Tuesday 11 June 2013, 16:14
On the morning of 2 June 1982 history was made when Pope John Paul II became the first reigning pontiff ever to come to Wales.
Monday 10 June 2013, 16:30
No-one who has ever driven past Cardiff on the M4 can have failed to spot the fairytale castle that sits high up on the hillside, looking for all the world as if it had just fallen out of Cinderella's most imaginative dream.
Monday 3 June 2013, 09:00
The tiny village of Rudry sits to the east of Caerphilly, one of many small and sedate villages that dot the Welsh landscape.
Friday 31 May 2013, 11:31
On 31 May 1865 a group of 153 Welsh men, women and children set sail from Liverpool on the converted tea clipper Mimosa. Their destination: the Chubut Valley in Argentina.
Thursday 30 May 2013, 09:01
In the 1930s and 40s, right up to her death in 1966, Megan Lloyd George was one of the most inspirational speakers and broadcasters.
Tuesday 28 May 2013, 09:00
Some of the stories of the men who fought in the Great War are memorable, some are harrowing, some downright distressing. But all are fascinating, and none more so than that of Private Thomas Henry Thomas.
Wednesday 22 May 2013, 16:47
At 2.08am a huge explosion rocked the mine. Fires not only killed 266 men, they also blocked access and trapped miners behind the flames.
Sunday 19 May 2013, 08:31
On 19 May 1935 the remarkable TE Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia as he is better known, died in a motorcycle accident in Dorset.
Sunday 12 May 2013, 08:30
Many people have visited Brangwyn Hall in Swansea and seen the Empire Panels housed there. But how many know anything at all about the man who created such magnificent works of art?
Friday 10 May 2013, 11:05
The steelworks at East Moors in Cardiff - "Dowlais by the Sea" as it was invariably known - began its working life in the late 19th century
Monday 6 May 2013, 08:00
The very last execution ever to be held in Wales took place at Swansea Prison on 6 May 1958, when Vivian Frederick Teed went to the gallows for the murder of a 73-year-old postmaster from Fforestfach.
Friday 3 May 2013, 17:11
In the eyes of many, Cosmeston Medieval Village is the best and most realistic historical reconstruction you will find, not just in Wales but in the whole of Britain.
Thursday 2 May 2013, 16:53
There are 52 civil parishes in England and Wales - that sustained absolutely no casualties in the First World War.
Sunday 28 April 2013, 09:00
Say "Laugharne" and most people immediately think of Dylan Thomas and his home at the Boat House. But Thomas was not the only writer to live in the west Wales village.
Thursday 25 April 2013, 12:00
Throughout the 19th century private schools of navigation were the best - sometimes the only - way that would-be sailors could gain specialist knowledge of their chosen craft.
Tuesday 23 April 2013, 16:06
There have been dozens of Welsh winners of the Victoria Cross but none of them is more memorable or noteworthy than Sam Pearce.
Sunday 21 April 2013, 08:01
21 April may not seem of major significance to most people. Yet on that day in 1509 Henry Tudor, King Henry VII of England, died at Windsor.
Thursday 18 April 2013, 11:58
The fortifications of Milford Haven are, largely, still there. They are grey and stately, solid and dependable, typical 19th century military buildings.
Friday 12 April 2013, 10:14
John Elsworthy might be regarded as the best Welsh footballer never to gain an international cap for his country.
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