612 posts about History on this blog
Friday 14 December 2012, 14:24
Phil Carradice investigages the murder of wealthy Pontypool man called Dripping Lewis in May 1939.
Thursday 13 December 2012, 17:27
In 1904 Welsh winger Billy Meredith was voted the most popular player in football. Yet just a few months later he was charged with attempting to bribe an opponent and banned for a year and a half.
Wednesday 12 December 2012, 08:28
Never having heard of the name myself I was amazed to see not one but two queries in my inbox which asked for help tracing ancestors both called Salome.
Tuesday 11 December 2012, 15:54
Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (c.1223-1282), or Llywelyn the Last, was the last prince of an independent Wales. He died at the Battle of Orewin Bridge on 11 December 1282.
Monday 10 December 2012, 16:11
In April 1941, at the height of the German bombing offensive against Britain during World War Two, the small village of Cwmparc, just outside Treorchy, was subjected to a devastating bombing raid from the Luftwaffe.
Thursday 6 December 2012, 16:21
These days the young Welsh painter James Dickson Innes is something of a forgotten talent. Yet in the early 20th century he was regarded as one of the most promising and gifted artists of his generation.
Tuesday 4 December 2012, 10:41
The 19th and early 20th centuries were a time of exploration, of pushing back the restrictions of the known world and reaching for new heights, new lands.
Monday 3 December 2012, 17:09
In 1937 almost 4,000 Basque children fled from their homes, and a country that was in the middle of a bitter civil war, to the safety of the UK. Now, 75 years on, a new BBC programme examines Wales’ role in bringing the evacuees to safety, and the stories of children who escaped the war.
Friday 30 November 2012, 15:28
Phil Carradice takes a look through history in search of famous Welsh people with the surname Roberts.
Wednesday 28 November 2012, 16:47
Phil Carradice writes about the impressive history of the Llangorse crannog in Powys.
Friday 23 November 2012, 16:28
Phil Carradice examines the sometimes turbulant history of the Forestry Commission in Wales.
Friday 23 November 2012, 16:19
Cat Whiteaway explores the many online resources and archives to help you find out more about the men and women who died in World War One.
Thursday 22 November 2012, 12:14
Do you know what were the first Welsh words ever broadcast? And that Welsh has been spoken in such unexpected places such as in outer space?
Wednesday 14 November 2012, 11:19
The Cory Band has been probably the most successful Welsh brass band of the last century.
Tuesday 13 November 2012, 14:53
Phil Carradice writes about Welsh Saint, Catholic martyr Richard Gwyn who was executed in 1584.
Monday 12 November 2012, 16:54
Genealogist Cat Whiteaway writes about Peter Coldham's book The Complete Book of Emigrants in Bondage 1607-1775 for BBC Wales History
Friday 9 November 2012, 15:35
Phil Carradice writes about the Welsh seaside town Penarth that has a number of unusual war memorials for the BBC Wales History blog.
Wednesday 7 November 2012, 16:29
Phil Carradice writes for BBC Wales History about the Council of Wales and the Marches which was a significant and hugely important attempt at regional government long before the days of Devolution.
Friday 2 November 2012, 12:22
BBC Wales History blogger Phil Carradice writes about Victorian entrepreneur Isambard Kingdom Brunel whose engineering work can still be seen in Wales today.
Thursday 1 November 2012, 10:00
Article by Phil Carradice on the BBC Wales blog on the colourful history of a small settlement called Trellech United in Monmouth.
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