A fascinating collection of stories from Welsh history collected from Phil Carradice’s popular BBC Wales blog, gathered together for the first time in a book.
Among the incredible stories are…
- The man from Clydach who invented a Death Ray
- The Welsh aristocrat whose parrot once bit Herman Goering on the nose
- The witch who cursed the launch of a warship at Pembroke Dockyard
- The battle that was won by a herd of cows
These stories are part and parcel of Welsh heritage and make history interesting.
Snapshots of Welsh History – without the boring bits covers a wide range of Welsh history topics. Written in Phil’s unique easy-to-read yet elegant style, these stories are funny, tragic, sad and hilarious. Yet the one thing they all have in common is that they make compelling reading.
Phil Carradice is a novelist, poet and historian. He has written over 40 books. His most recent novel The Black Chair tells the story of Welsh poet Hedd Wyn. He is currently working on a history of the Royal Flying Corps in WW1. He broadcasts regularly on TV and radio and, as well as writing a weekly blog, presents the BBC Radio Programme The Past Master.
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