Bruti posteritas cum Scotis associata Anglica regna premet, Marte, labore, nece. Flumina manabunt hostili tincta cruore Perfida gens omni lite subacta ruet, Quem Britonum fundet Albanis juncta juventus: Sanguine Saxonico tincta rubebit humus: Regnabunt Britones Scotorum gentis amici Antiquum nomen insula tota feret; Ut profert aquila veteri de turre locuta, Cum Scotis Britones regna paterna […]
You must have really good brains to speak Welsh. HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 7 June 2016.
Capel Celyn was a rural community to the north west of Bala in Gwynedd, north Wales, in the Afon Tryweryn valley. The village and other parts of the valley were flooded to create a reservoir, Llyn Celyn, in order to supply the City of Liverpool and Wirral with water for industry. Eight hundred acres of […]
447 ‡ Days as dark as night.‡ 453 Easter altered on the Lord’s Day by Pope Leo, Bishop of Rome. 454 St. Brigid is born. 457 St. Patrick goes to the Lord. 458 St. David is born in the thirtieth year after Patrick left Menevia. 468 The death of Bishop Benignus. 501 Bishop Ebur rests […]
The King of the English made a great hosting against the Welsh. They encamped at Cannock Castle, and the King sent legates bearing letters to the Irish Galls and to Fedlimid mac Cathail Chrobdeirg, bidding them to attend him, to conquer the Welsh. Then the Justiciar and the Irish Galls repaired to the King, and […]
Puerto Madryn (in Welsh, Porth Madryn) is a city in the province of Chubut in the Argentine Patagonia. It is the head town of the Viedma Department, and has about 57,571 inhabitants according to the last census in 2001. The town was founded on July 28, 1865, when 150 Welsh immigrants who came in the clipper Mimosa named the natural port Porth Madryn in honour of Sir Love Jones-Parry, whose estate in […]
The “Seven Founder Saints” of Brittany, said to have come from Wales. Paol Aoreliann, at Saint-Pol-de-Léon (Breton: Kastell-Paol), Tudwal, at Tréguier (Breton: Landreger), Brieg, at Saint-Brieuc (Breton: Sant-Brieg, Gallo: Saent-Berioec), Maloù, at Saint-Malo (Breton: Sant-Maloù, Gallo: Saent-Malô), Samsun of Dol, at Dol-de-Bretagne (Breton: Dol, Gallo: Dóu), Padarn, at Vannes (Breton: Gwened), Kaourintin, at Quimper (Breton: Kemper).
Mediæval churches in England and Wales (as across the British Isles and the Continent) were absolutely bursting with colour, with images of Our Lord, Our Lady, and the Saints of Heaven. These images were destroyed or painted-over at the time of the Protestant Reformation. The walls of parish churches and shrines were a veritable catechism in […]