Family history


Getting started

Tracing your Welsh roots? Pick up some tips in our guides.

WWll and Wales

Factory worker

Wartime women

Welsh women joined the war effort in factories, farms and the forces.

History blog

Explore the celebrated and lesser-known incidents in Welsh history, watch rare clips from BBC Wales' own archive, find out about history events in Wales.

Phil Carradice

July 1942: enemy action over Pwllheli

Britain might have been totally unprepared for war in 1939 but within ...

By: Phil Carradice



Creithiau'r llechi

Hanes y cymunedau a dyfodd o amgylch gweithfeydd llechi'r gogledd.

Llantwit Major: seat of learning

Phil Carradice explores the history of Llantwit Major which was once a seat of learning unrivalled anywhere in the western world.

Besieged by Vikings, it suffered at the hands of invading Normans, until its monastery was finally destroyed in 1539.

(Photo: Kati Elizabeth)

Welsh castles

Harlech Castle

Famous fortresses

Start exploring these Welsh strongholds.

Welsh language

English langauge road signs

Civil disobedience

How it was used to campaign for the Welsh language.

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