Category: History

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The Merlin Files 2 – Prophet

In last week’s article we touched on the Welsh legend Merlin’s penchant for enigmatic prophecy when, as a boy, in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s History of the Kings of Britain, he forecast that the Saxons...

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A Royal Day Out

I set off from Dale for a date with royalty – or at least with royal history – and sunshine decided to accompany me all the way. It was such a lovely day that...

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The Birth of Dewi

A version of the legend of St David (Dewi) speaks of the rape of his mother and of her giving birth on a stormy night alone, while God wreathed her in full summer. It...

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Charterhouse, Chief Among Lifeboats

Throughout history, coastal communities have come together to help those involved in shipwrecks. It might surprise you to know that the first record of a boat being kept expressly for the purpose of saving...