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A Historical Tour of Wales


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  • Actors: Robert Jones
  • Directors: John Woods
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Full Screen, HiFi Sound, NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Woods Productions, LLC
  • DVD Release Date: November 25, 2008
  • Run Time: 55 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001LUH0FG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,334 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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A historical journey of Wales, traveling from the Neolithic Era to the 21st Century. Stops along the way in all the major eras of Welsh history, including: arrival of the Celts, the Roman Empire, the Age of Saints, the Revolution, and the Modern Era. Attractions along this journey are the historical monuments and places which have shaped the people and the land of Wales. Discover the beauty, magic, and majesty of this ancient Celtic country!

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Robert Jones, a Welsh American, hosts this picturesque tour of Wales, a country of lush vegetation, rugged mountains, windswept coastlines, and ancient Celtic culture. Jones takes viewers on a magnificent journey through time as he travels to sites that have endured for centuries. Exploring landmarks related to the major periods of Welsh history, from the Neolithic to the arrival of the Celts (around 500 BCE) and through the Welsh Revolution and twenty-first century, Jones visits scenic stone ruins, Romanesque bathhouses, historic amphitheatres, ancient forts, picturesque castle remains, medieval Christian churches, and more. His unbridled passion for the people, culture, language, and history of Wales is most infectious. Bonus features include a tongue-twisting tribute to the Welsh language and a glimpse of the exquisite National Botanical Gardens. --Booklist, May 2009

This well-scripted and well-paced travelog through history-rich Wales provides a balanced look at this small Celtic country from the Neolithic Period to the 21st century. Broken into six segments, the tour begins with prehistory and continues through Roman Wales, The Age of Saints, The Age of Princes, The Welsh Revolution, and to the present with Cymru Newydd (New Wales), tracing a pride in Welsh history, language, and culture. The photography by John Woods displays the vast rugged green landscape, though the bright sunny days cause the color to appear washed out at times. American language educator Robert Jones wrote the narration expertly presented by notable Welsh actor Dafydd Wyn Roberts and appears as the onsite guide in various segments. Special short features include Sheep Have Right of Way and Musical Tour of National Botanical Garden. Recommended for travel fans and those interested in the British Isles. --Library Journal, 2008

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Pam lai? on January 11, 2009
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This DVD is a must-see if you have interest in any aspect of Wales. I've been studying the language for several years, have been to Wales and am very involved a local Welsh group. Yet I still found many things of interest and learned more about the history and culture of this beautiful country.

The photography is beautiful and listening to Welshman narrate brings alive the subject matter. But it is the overview of the different periods of history that make this worth watching. Robert Jones' presentation of the subject is easy to follow and the visits to relevant sites help cement the information.

I watched this DVD with some non-Welshophiles and they found it just as enjoyable as I did.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By DJ Robinson on October 2, 2013
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I'm Welsh and I found this item Inaccurate, superficial, clichéd - I wouldn't want it seen by anyone who might be ill-informed enough to think it acceptable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rob Beck on April 26, 2014
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This video was great! I got to learn about some things off the beaten path, especially some of the Iron Age and Neolithic sites. I actually ended up going to some of those when I went to Wales. This is a great introduction to Wales for a tourist going there for the first time! I found the DVD both informative and practical.
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