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It takes us from prehistoric times through Roman occupation and the Viking and Anglo-Saxon harrowing of that country through the resistance to English domination led by Welsh princes.
Wales involvement in the Wars of the Roses and the seizure of power by a welsh born nobleman Henry Tudor as King at Bosworth in 1485 are here presented.
So with the moulding of Wales into the United Kingdom, the boom of the Industrial Revolutions and the terrible deprivations suffered by the Welsh working classes, leading to a series of riots and struggles for better conditions including the struggle of the Chartists and the Rebecca uprisings.
Britain in the 19th century was a kingdom divided. 'Two nations'Disraeli called it-the rich and the poor. And nowhere was there greater deprivation than Wales. Eventually the workers begain to protest their appalling conditions, their pitiful wages, their homes that were breeding grounds for such virulent diseases that two out of three children were dead before they reached the age of five.
As the profits of the colliery and ironworks owners rose, so the plight of their labour plunged to horrific depths.Read more ›
I've viewed a number of DVDs abut Wales and found themn to be quite disappointing. But this one is stellar! Really, really good! I'm going to circulate it among my three sons.
If you have a connection to Wales, I highly recommend this 6-hour DVD set!
compared to my experience of living there. It seemed to demonstrate a good sense of the history and day to day life of the recent past. Worth watching for those with a welsh connection!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Looks good-- . The perfect gift for my mother-- I can't wait to borrow it!Published 1 month ago by sue a.
This is one fantastic series. It incorporates historical accuracy with contemporary issues and does so in a very intelligent manner. Read morePublished 6 months ago by T. Edmunds
I bought it to show my grandchildren what a wonderful Welsh heritage they have. It is presented by the popular and well-known Welsh broadcaster Huw Edwards, from the BBC. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Limey
Tragic and powerful and addictive. It is a miracle the welsh language is still so strong in Wales and long may it continue!Published 10 months ago by Eira, Wiltshire
Excellent short history, very informative, with great photography I .would recommend for those who want a very good overview of not only Wales but ancient Britain and where Wales... Read morePublished 11 months ago by James M. Davies
I bought this series in preparation for a trip to Wales. Knowing English history very well, I have been amazed at how little I know about Wales. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Arlene