Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-03-24 15:14
Boverton Castle in Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, is being auctioned starting at a mere UK£55,000. architects advise, however, that necessary renovation of the site could cost at least six figures.
Submitted by Justin on Sun, 2007-02-18 13:45
G.R. Groves joined the SCA over a decade ago, and her experiences in that organization and her travels abroad inspired her to write a first-person fictional account of the travels of a Welsh Bard in the Middle Ages. The book has now been published online and in print.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-02-14 19:54
One of the worst natural disasters to ever hit Great Britain occurred 400 years ago last month. On January 30, 1607, a storm flooded over 200 square miles of south Wales and southwest England. Now a risk management company is looking at the modern costs of recovery from such a storm.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-01-09 16:11
The website timeref.com is designed to help understand the Middle Ages in Britain (800-1499 C.E.) by way of a timeline, maps and links to related subjects.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-12-15 13:18
University College London has created an online project to share research on the distribution of surnames throughout Great Britain. The project traces the history of family names as well as their geography.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-10-21 20:58
Homeowners in Hengoed in Denbighshire, Wales were surprised to learn that a barn on their 21-acre farm contained a secret: the building was originally a rare, 15th medieval hall.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-10-09 19:07
British interest in Rome, especially in how it affected Britain, is on the increase with the broadcast of Ancient Rome - The Rise and Fall of an Empire on BBC1. An article on IC Wales discusses Roman/Welsh history.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-10-01 19:30
According to a recent study of the genetic makeup of Britain's population, nearly all residents are descended from the Celts. "If one thinks that the English are genetically different from the Scots, Irish and Welsh, that's entirely wrong," said Professor Bryan Sykes, a human geneticist at Oxford University.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-07-25 09:07
Members of the public will have an opportunity to help excavate the site of an early Christian cemetery in Pembrokeshire.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-06-25 11:49
A hoard of over 2,000 Roman coins of the late period has been discovered in a Welsh field. The treasure was found a mere 12 inches below the surface.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-06-22 10:57
On June 22, 1400, Owain Glyndwr and his allies defeated in the English in the Battle of Bryn Glas.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-05-13 19:07
An action group has been formed to save a hillside pasture near Knighton, Powys, Wales from the gavel. The 30-acre field is the site of the Pilleth Battlefield where Welsh rebel Owain Glyndwr clashed with English soldiers in 1402.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2006-05-07 08:29
An archaeology buff in South Wales spent approximately US$50,000 to purchase a 4.5-acre plot of land to see if the ruins of a village lay beneath it.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2006-05-02 17:51
In the market for a genuine Welsh castle? Granted, it was built in 1819, but Gwyrch Castle, located near Abergele in north Wales, is still a crenellated, towered and turreted wonder of architecture on 40 acres of land.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-04-25 18:40
A homeowner in Cardiff, Wales discovered a trove of Roman pottery while digging in his garden.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sat, 2006-04-08 18:40
An archaeologist has purchased land in Wales, convinced it is the site of a medieval village.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2006-03-20 09:42
A medieval bridge that was once an entry point into England from Wales has been unearthed at Shrewsbury.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-03-10 11:42
A Welsh burial mound from the Bronze Age reveals links to northern Scotland. Clues show that burial customs were similar to those in the Orkneys and Perthshire in Scotland.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-02-07 11:14
A group of historians from the BBC has solved the centuries-old riddle of Llywelyn, the site of the prince's royal palace.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2005-12-27 15:52
In an effort to bolster flagging tourism, the Welsh town of Caernarfon is stepping up its plans to utilize its medieval castle as the center of its marketing campaign for 2006.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2005-12-23 09:09
Experts examining an Iron Age skeleton found discovered buried beneath a medieval ship in Newport, South Wales, say it is "remarkably well preserved." Tests on the bones by forensic archaeologists at Lampeter University, Mid Wales, have shown that they date back to 170 B.C.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2005-12-22 17:51
A grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund will help pay for a project to examine the medieval ship buried in the banks of the River Usk, in Newport.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2005-12-16 20:46
Welsh poet Twm Morys joined a group of school children as they gathered in the woods of Wales for a day of lessons which included poetry writing, stories of Coed Felinrhyd and walking in the woods.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2005-12-12 15:12
Raglan Castle, a 15th century Welsh structure that was originally a Norman motte-and-bailey castle, is being threatened by plans for a cattle market to be built around the site.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-20 18:33
A stone well, in the Welsh city of Llanllyfni, near Caernarfon, has been scheduled for restoration as part of footpath project.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2005-10-07 14:35
So, how many points is "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch" worth, anyway? The Welsh language, native tongue of half a million people, now has its own version of the popular Scrabble™ board game.
Submitted by thomasFlamanc on Thu, 2005-10-06 10:26
"We came, we saw, we raided!" Enjoy this photo album from the Ffair Raglan event, hosted by the Shire of Mynydd Gwyn at Raglan Castle in Monmouthshire, in September.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-04 12:19
A year-long project by five experts has uncovered what life was like on a Welsh farm in the year 1620. The article by Megan Lane is part of the BBC series Tales from the Green Valley.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-02 02:02
Welsh expatriates longing for the smell of home can now buy bottled Welsh air on the internet for a mere UK£24 per bottle.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-08-17 07:46
Archaeologists working in Llancynfelyn, near Borth, Wales, have discovered a Roman "industrial estate" which includes a lead smelting operation.