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History of Wales

Journey back in time to Wales

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Visit Wales. Discover its history. Learn about the people who lived there through stories, old newspaper articles, pictures, postcards and genealogy.

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In the Welsh folkloric tradition of Mari Lwyd, a horse skull visits your home around Christmas, and you must best it in poetry or allow it inside.

This is the Welsh tradition of the Mari Lwyd, a mid-winter custom wherein the skull of a horse, decked out with bells and ribbons, is paraded on a stick by a reveler beneath a sackcloth, who challenges neighbors in exchange for drink and food.

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  • 1737 - July 31 - Prince Frederick of Wales escapes English court

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  • 1800 - Population of the Kingdom of Great Britain - 10,481,401


  •  Wales
    The Wye at Aberedwy, Radnorshire
    Wales Illustrated: In a Series of Views, Comprising the Picturesque Scenery, Towns, Castles, Seats of the Nobility & Gentry, Antiquities, &c, 1830
    Artwork
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    The Wye Bridge at Builth
    Wanderings in South Wales by Thomas Roscoe, 1836
    Artwork
  •  Wales
    Llandaff Cathedral
    Winkles's architectural and picturesque illustrations of the cathedral churches of England and Wales, 1836
    Artwork
  • News 1868 - There are over 1,500,000 old maids in England and Wales.
    Sad to say, one third of the number cannot hope to marry, as there are note enough men to go round. Of every 100 women in England, 58 are wives, 39...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - A ship-load of Mormon emigrants, mostly from Wales, arrived at New York on the 9th, and would start overland immediately.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 19, 1870

  • 1870 - Another terrible explosion occurred in the colliery at Llansamlet, in Wales, on the 27th. Nineteen persons were killed and many injured.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    August 6, 1870

  • News 1887 - The Prince of Wales has granted a warrant for a new Masonic lodge to be called the "Anglo-American."
    The lodge is formed with a view of affording facilities for American residents in England meeting their brethren of the English Grand Lodge under the ...Read MORE...


  • News 1888 - The silver wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales was celebrated in London on the 10th.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 17, 1888

  • 1888 - By the falling of a bridge in a quarry in Carnarvonshire, Wales, on the 17th five men were killed.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 25, 1888

  • 1900 - Population of United Kingdom (including Ireland) - 39,875,900


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    (IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1916 - Wales
    Wales, a division of Great Britain, with the title of principality, consisting of a large peninsula projecting westward from England, of which...Read MORE...




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The Wye at Aberedwy, Radnorshire
Wales Illustrated: In a Series of Views, Comprising the Picturesque Scenery, Towns, Castles, Seats of the Nobility & Gentry, Antiquities, &c, 1830
Artwork

Wales
Pinterest
The Wye Bridge at Builth
Wanderings in South Wales by Thomas Roscoe, 1836
Artwork

Wales
Pinterest
Llandaff Cathedral
Winkles's architectural and picturesque illustrations of the cathedral churches of England and Wales, 1836
Artwork

Wales
Pinterest

(IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois


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History and News of Wales

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  • 1737 - July 31 - Prince Frederick of Wales escapes English court

    onthisday.com
  • 1800 - Population of the Kingdom of Great Britain - 10,481,401
  • News  1868 - There are over 1,500,000 old maids in England and Wales.
    Sad to say, one third of the number cannot hope to marry, as there are note enough men to go round. Of every 100 women in England, 58 are wives, 39... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - A ship-load of Mormon emigrants, mostly from Wales, arrived at New York on the 9th, and would start overland immediately.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 19, 1870
  • 1870 - Another terrible explosion occurred in the colliery at Llansamlet, in Wales, on the 27th. Nineteen persons were killed and many injured.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    August 6, 1870
  • News  1887 - The Prince of Wales has granted a warrant for a new Masonic lodge to be called the "Anglo-American."
    The lodge is formed with a view of affording facilities for American residents in England meeting their brethren of the English Grand Lodge under the ... Read MORE...

  • 1888 - By the falling of a bridge in a quarry in Carnarvonshire, Wales, on the 17th five men were killed.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 25, 1888
  • News  1888 - The silver wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales was celebrated in London on the 10th.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 17, 1888
  • 1900 - Population of United Kingdom (including Ireland) - 39,875,900
  • 1916 - Wales
    Wales, a division of Great Britain, with the title of principality, consisting of a large peninsula projecting westward from England, of which... Read MORE...

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