Several words spring to mind when I think about the wonderful women in Wales’ past: strength, courage, determination, intelligence, skill. But one word often left out when it comes to the two ‘Ladies of Llangollen’ is the word ‘love’.
Today marks International Women’s Day 2021, and to celebrate, Poppy and I headed out for a walk to discover more about a very special saint who once visited our home village. I’ve written a few posts about wonderful women in history before now (see idigarchaeology.co.uk/welsh-women, idigarchaeology.co.uk/gwenllian, and idigarchaeology.co.uk/women for example). Today, especially for International Women’s […]
You may (or may not!) have noticed I’ve been a bit quiet on here over the last few months. And that is because I’ve been busy having a baby! In the middle of a pandemic..! Her middle name is Gwenllian, inspired by a very cool Welsh person from around 900 years ago. History’s Gwenllian was […]
Another exciting week this week, as on World Book Day, just in time for International Women’s Day, I launched a book I’ve been working on all about amazing Welsh women past and present. And it all started when I found out about some amazing women lost in the depths of time from Beaumaris Castle (see […]
This week I’ll be at the launch of Wales’s first ever Kids’ History Festival, at Caerphilly Castle. Wales plays host to an array of music, art and literature festivals every summer — and this August, a celebration of heritage will join the programme as Cadw presents a new history festival for families… Targeted at children […]
Are you a Jones? If not, then it is highly likely you know one. It is the most popular surname in Wales, the second most popular surname in England and the fifth most popular surname in America! Last week I joined Gareth “Gaz Top” Jones and Steve Allen Jones in the BBC Wales Wrexham studio […]
It’s Women’s History Month and a great time to share with you some really interesting discoveries I made recently! Last year I managed a really big interpretation project at Beaumaris Castle. While I was researching, I found some extraordinary women who until now don’t appear to have made the history books! All of the people I […]
In honour of National Sibling Day today, here is a list of some of the brothers and sisters in history with some facts you may find fascinating: The Wright Brothers- and sister I would imagine that most of us have heard of the Wright Brothers- famous for creating the first aeroplane and for making […]