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Wales and the Welsh People
A History of Wales from the Earliest Times
(Paperback - 17 Dec 2010)
This book covers a period from the earliest human remains of the ‘Lower Paleolithic’ period (230,000 years ago,and of inhabitation by Mesolithic hunters after the last Ice Age in Wales (c. 8000 BCE).
Migration to Britain (evidenced by Lepontic inscriptions of the 6th century BCE and from modern genetic research.indicating the origins of immigrantsfrom such areas as Celtiberians from the Iberian peninsula .Also included are descriptions of Megalithic tombs, and the advent of metal tools from the early to the late Bronze Age of c.1400-750BCE).
The "Insular Celtic hypothesis" is considered, the theory that Brythonic and Goidelic languages evolved together in those islands, having a common ancestor. A theory that that lumps the Brythonic languages and Gaulish (P-Celtic) on one side and the Goidelic languages with Celtiberian (Q-Celtic)
The book further mentions early tribes such as the The Deceangli Celtic tribes living in Wales , prior to the Roman invasion of the island.
Early battles by the Welsh against the English (and vice-versa) together with a history of earlyt revolts ( Maidog ap Llewelyn ,1295 AD) also several early Welsh-English battles (Maes Moydog etc. The uprising of Owain Glyndŵr reputedly crowned ‘Prince of Wales’, The book describes the economic growth of Wales since the Industrial Revolution and its Coal industry which was at its height in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.
An overview is included of the Welsh language before it becomes extinct, to give an in-depth view of the language with, grammer and linguistic examples, also for those who desire to learn a ‘new language’..