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Welsh History Podcast tells the story of Wales from the early stone age to present day.

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Welsh History Podcast tells the story of Wales from the early stone age to present day.

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Extremely adequate

By Beyad - Jan 22 2020
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This is a very informative and interesting podcast, well researched I believe. My only criticism really is that I feel the host should maybe do a bit more rehearsing before recording and/or editing after to make it feel less rushed/improvised. There are a significant amount of struggle with names, thought-gathering pauses, and restating. If tweaked a bot, this podcast could easily be as solid as the big named “History of” podcasts we all know and love.

In depth and fascinating

By pearls11 - Jul 29 2019
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I have listened to the first 13 episodes of Welsh History and I’m hooked! Very wide scope of historical material taught in a comprehensive manner citing multiple sources, all the while acknowledging that much scholarship is based on incomplete information and conjecture. Being the only member of my family not from Wales and having just returned from a “roots” tour, this podcast is well timed as I am thirsty, indeed, to reclaim the Welsh part of me.

iTunes Ratings

40 Ratings
Average Ratings
33
4
2
1
0

Extremely adequate

By Beyad - Jan 22 2020
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This is a very informative and interesting podcast, well researched I believe. My only criticism really is that I feel the host should maybe do a bit more rehearsing before recording and/or editing after to make it feel less rushed/improvised. There are a significant amount of struggle with names, thought-gathering pauses, and restating. If tweaked a bot, this podcast could easily be as solid as the big named “History of” podcasts we all know and love.

In depth and fascinating

By pearls11 - Jul 29 2019
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I have listened to the first 13 episodes of Welsh History and I’m hooked! Very wide scope of historical material taught in a comprehensive manner citing multiple sources, all the while acknowledging that much scholarship is based on incomplete information and conjecture. Being the only member of my family not from Wales and having just returned from a “roots” tour, this podcast is well timed as I am thirsty, indeed, to reclaim the Welsh part of me.
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Welsh History Podcast

Latest release on Feb 21, 2020

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Rank #1: Welsh History Podcast Episode 26: Sources and History Gildas, Bede, and Nennius

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As we finally reach the history of Wales and beginning of the Medieval era we will need to talk sources, mostly old monks. As well as how we will work with their bias and develop our own conclusions.


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Nov 25 2016

24mins

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Rank #2: Welsh History Podcast Episode 25 Memory and History

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Before we enter the Medieval era it is time to take on another touchy subject... Memory. Historians have come to understand there is a big difference between what people remember or memorialize and what is history. Today we are going talk about it in light of the subjects up ahead.

 

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Nov 18 2016

22mins

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Rank #3: Welsh History Podcast Episode 02: The Ice Recedes

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The land of Wales for the past few thousand years has almost been completely covered in ice. As the ice shield retreats humans return and this time they appear to be staying.

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Further Resources:

Resources

Clark , Chris et al., Pattern and timing of retreat of the last British-Irish Ice Sheet,

Quaternary science reviews, 2012, vol:44.

Cunliffe, Barry 2001. Facing the Ocean: The Atlantic and Its Peoples, 8000 BC to AD 1500. Oxford University Press.

Cunliffe, Barry,  Britain Begins. Oxford University Press 2012.

BBC News. 2013, Stone Age carved wooden post found at Rhondda wind farm, dated 17– 07– 2013 Available online at: http:// www.bbc.co.uk/ news/ uk-wales-23349783.

Little, Malcolm. Hunters, Fishers and Foragers in Wales: Towards a Social Narrative of Mesolithic Lifeways (Kindle Locations 7346-7347). Oxbow Books. Kindle Edition.

_____, The Lost Land of Our Ancestors, Dyfed Archaeology Trust, http://www.dyfedarchaeology.org.uk/lostlandscapes/index.html.

Nash, George, Mechanisms of Production and Exchange: Early Prehistoric PerforatedBead Production and Use in Southwest Wales,Time & Mind Journal, 2012, Vol. 5, Pt. 1, pp. 73-84

Lennis, Eva, Mesolithic Heritage in Early Neolithic Burial Rituals and Personal Adornment, Documenta Praehistorica XXXIV (2007)

Time Team Battle of the Flint Knapping, Uploaded on Oct 8, 2011, Series 13 Episode 9: Sussex Ups and Downs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT99CvsSt1Q

MagicOak, Phil Harding Flint, Uploaded October 5, 2011 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7s0e8MN5x0

Time Team, Rescuing a Mesolithic Foreshore, Series 11 Episode 3 Uploaded Sep 29, 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MPUaqXVh08

Jun 10 2016

25mins

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Rank #4: Episode 110 Exiled From Their Country

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During the 14th century the Catholic Church suffered one of its more dangerous developments, people were starting to question its version of Christianity.You can find everything we do at DistractionsMedia.com

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Nov 29 2019

23mins

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Rank #5: Welsh History Podcast Episode 33 Britain versus the Saxons

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The Saxons and others have arrived. Now the real trouble starts.

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Jan 20 2017

23mins

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Rank #6: Welsh History Podcast Episode 34: Arthur King of the Britons

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His name first appears in the History of Britain by Nennius. Credited for saving Britain, at least the Celtic half. From the Saxon hordes. We take some time to talk about Welsh national myth making this week.

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Jan 27 2017

32mins

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Rank #7: Welsh History Podcast Episode 03 Going in Circles

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This week we explore the Neolithic period and talk about henges.
Resources

Driver, T., Clegyr Boia, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, 2007.

http://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/305389/details/CLEGYR+BOIA/

Fitch, Simon et al. West Coast Palaeolandscapes Survey, University of Birmingham, 2011.

Smyth, Jessica, The house and group identity in the Irish Neolithic, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Section C: Archaeology, Celtic Studies,History, Linguistics, Literature, Vol. 111C, Special Issue: Domestic life in Ireland (2011), pp.1-31

Thomas, Julian, Death Identity and the Body in Neolithic Britain, The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Vol. 6, No. 4 (Dec., 2000), pp.653-668.

Nash, George, Mechanisms of Production and Exchange: Early Prehistoric Perforated Bead Production and Use in Southwest Wales, Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture, Volume 5—Issue 1, March 2012, pp. 73–84.

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Jun 17 2016

34mins

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Rank #8: Welsh History Podcast Episode 17 Resistance

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The Silures of South Wales, confronted with the reality of Roman dominion, fight as hard as anyone else to remain free. They will hold out for the longest of the Welsh tribes.

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Sep 23 2016

27mins

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Rank #9: Welsh History Podcast Episode 35 The Downward Spiral to Dyrham

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With the end of the peace comes the end of the British and the beginning of the Welsh. It all happens in a battle at Dyrham.

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Feb 03 2017

36mins

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Rank #10: Welsh History Podcast Episode 12 The Druid Mystery

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Today we talk about one of the biggest mysteries of Iron Age Britain. The Druids.
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Aug 19 2016

30mins

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Rank #11: Welsh History Podcast Episode 55: The rise of the Welsh Language

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This week we talk about the biggest change of the 9th century, the rise of the Welsh language.

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Jun 30 2017

22mins

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Rank #12: Welsh History Podcast Episode 36: Irish Influences in Late Antiquity

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For coastal Wales the problems of raiders and invaders comes not from Saxons but from the Irish. We discuss why these areas were slow to react to the rise of the Saxons and how it determined the focus of late antiquity.

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Feb 10 2017

24mins

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Rank #13: Welsh History Podcast Episode 37: Life in Decline and the Origins of Feudalism

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As we move firmly into the beginnings of the medieval period it is a good time to talk about life in rural Wales. What they wore, what they likely experience and how that defined them.

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Feb 17 2017

25mins

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Rank #14: Welsh History Podcast Episode 15 The Steady March

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Today we talk about what Claudius did when he "won" the war. The fact that it took over 30 years to win Roman Britain notwithstanding.

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Sep 09 2016

23mins

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Rank #15: Welsh History Podcast Episode 47: Celtic Christianity and the Conflict with Rome

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We look at the origins of the disputes between Rome and Welsh Christianity. 

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Apr 28 2017

31mins

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Rank #16: Welsh History Podcast Episode 84: Gerald of Wales

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Norman, Welshman, priest. The formidiable Gerald features in this episode.

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Aug 03 2018

22mins

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Rank #17: Welsh History Podcast Episode 85: The Rise of Llywelyn the Great

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He is young, angry and looking for revenge. 

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Aug 17 2018

21mins

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Rank #18: Welsh History Podcast Episode 14 I Claudius

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Ave and welcome to the Pax Romana tribes of Britannia. 
Claudius and the boys arrive to a rather warm reception as long as you avoid the noisy neighbours to the North and West.

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Sep 02 2016

29mins

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Rank #19: Episode 108 Owain Red Hand, War and Peace

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As the Plague ran through its first course the last surviving heir to the main line of the Kingdom of Gwynedd was planning a return to Wales and to defeat the English.

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Nov 01 2019

22mins

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Rank #20: Welsh History Podcast Episode 83: The Rise of the Cistercians

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A French order supported by Normans becomes a Welsh mainstay in the 12th century.

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Jul 20 2018

26mins

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