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Welsh History
Welsh History

Welsh History

Strange but True


192 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (CA $20.95) (US $14.95)

Publication Date: November 2017

ISBN 9780750983426

Rights: US & CA

The History Press (Nov 2017)

Price: $14.95


A collection of fascinating, weird, and strangely true facts from Wales

Sir John Pryce of Newtown Hall died in 1761. He kept the embalmed bodies of his first two wives on either side of his bed—until his third wife insisted that they were removed. America is named after a Welshman, and the Holy Grail is kept in a bank vault in West Wales . . . This book contains hundreds of "strange but true" facts and anecdotes about Welsh history. Arranged into a miniature history of Wales, and with true tales for every era, it will fascinate readers everywhere.

Author Biography

Geoff Brookes is a writer with a long-standing interest in Welsh history. His previous books include Bloody Welsh History: Swansea, Swansea Then & Now, and Swansea Murders. He has appeared in the Times Educational Supplement and Welsh Country Magazine, as well as the Independent.