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Anglesey The Concise History by David A. Pretty


Anglesey The Concise History by David A. Pretty

Traces the island's rich history as the last stronghold of the druids; through its strategic significance during the Edwardian conquest in medieval times; Telford's major achievement in building the Menai Suspension Bridge, to the cultural and linguistic challenges of the late twentieth century.


The author is not only a native of the island but also one of its most prominent historians and he has published widely on Anglesey's political, educational and social history. Catrin Stevens-Series Editor; In some countries, the totality of their history is greater than the totality of the histories of their regions, but in Wales it can appear that the reverse is true. John Davies, A History of Wales

'...riveting ...a joy to read ...a fascinating panorama of our turbulent past'. Anglesey Antiquarian Society Newsletter

... a full and scholarly account of a fascinating county .
www 'It binds together a plethora of rich historical accounts ...into one concise overarching narrative. To do it at all is ambitious; to do it in 150 pages crammed with detail engagingly delivered is pretty impressive...'Planet

About the Author

David A. Pretty is the author of Rural Revolt That Failed.

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Publication date

10th August 2005


David A. Pretty

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University of Wales Press


192 pages




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