Wales history notes

1.Wales and the Welsh history to 54BC
2.Wales and the Welsh history 43AD to 856AD
3.Wales and the Welsh history 878AD to 1154AD
4.Wales and the Welsh history  1165AD to 1400AD
5.Welsh history 1403AD to 1642AD
6.Welsh history observations
7.Welsh National Anthem in English
8.Welsh Prince Madoc in America
9.Twmbarlwm Siluris Celtic Hill Fort

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Hello Buddy. So have you ever wondered what happened to the population that inhabited the Celtic Island of Britain before the Romans came to invade it? Well the Celtic Ancient Britain's of the Isle of Britain (or also called Ynys Prydain) were the ancestors of the present day ‘Welsh' (meaning one who has lived under Roman rule).

After being invaded by the Romans who sought invasion to capture Britain's Gold and Ore mines, the various tribes that inhabited the island eventually retired from their hard to defend flat plains of central Britain to the mountainous regions of their Western Peninsular stronghold, the present day Principality of Wales.

The tribes were eventually like the rest of Celtic Europe, subjugated by Roman military expansion and occupation. Some of The Great Welsh Tribal Leaders were King Caractacus (Caradog), Queen Boudicca (Boadicea) and King Arthur of The Britain's whose round table legend was actually brought about, by the shape of the remains of a Roman amphitheatre at Caerleon Gwent.

These tribes were then in turn forced from much of their lands by the Germanic Anglo Saxon invasion which eventually formed the Anglo Saxon stronghold of Angleand (England).

My Welsh history notes

500,000 BC Cave dwellers and hunter gatherers occupy the island (which at this time is still connected to the mainland of Europe).The loss of the land link to Europe, which was engulfed be the ocean around 6500 BC,lead the inhabitants to eventually form a fragmented tribal culture for mutual benefit.

1400 BC North Wales tribes export bronze and copper goods to Europe.

1000 BC Blue stone blocks from Pembrokeshire are moved to make Stonehenge religious site. The tribal people now have the knowledge of complex astronomy and mathematics, they value life, creating Cromlech burial chambers to celebrate the life span of the deceased, usually Chieftains. Celtic culture is in emergence and expands.

550 BC Complex hill forts dominate important inhabited areas.

200 BC Nomadic Iberian adventurers settle the island of Britain, joining a flood of Celts, who now settled in even larger numbers while seeking refuge from Roman expansion of Gaul, they now become the main dominant culture on the island.

55 BC Romans who control the Celtic Gaul area of Europe land on Britain in Kent but meet fierce resistance from tribal Celts. They withdraw.

54 BC Romans land and invade Kent area again, in force, starting a full scale invasion and have many successful pitched battles with the Celts. With continuing fierce resistance and a guerrilla campaign waged against them, the Romans withdrew across the channel to Gaul for the winter.

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The national flag of Wales features the Red Dragon of King Cadwaladr :-

(King of Gwynedd)

The white and green areas are the colours of King LLywelyn
The Great.

Welsh, meaning one who has been living under Roman Rule, is a word from Germanic language. Cymru (Wales) was a word first used around the sixth century A.D. and means land of fellow countrymen. Although its neighbour England has lived under both the Danish and French (Norman) Language and Law along with forced military occupation. Welsh language has remained unchanged for a thousand year period.

Wales and the Welsh history
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