Society and culture

Mother in bed holding her new born child

Women in Wales

Meet the Welsh Mam.

Find out more about Wales' diverse society and culture.

Family history

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


Wales has more castles per head than anywhere else.

Myths and legends

Wales has a rich heritage of magical and mystical tales.

Glyndwr's banner

Carried into battle during Owain Glyndwr's rebellion.


Wales' relationship with mining goes back to ancient times.

Welsh language

History of the Welsh language from 600 BC to present times.

Black history

Wales has a diverse range of multiethnic communities.

Welsh migration

The history of Welsh immigrants and emigrants.

The Celts

Left a lasting mark on Welsh cultural traditions.

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

Family history


Getting started

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


Argentine flag

The Welsh in Patagonia

In 1865, the Mimosa, a tea-clipper set sail for South America.

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