The years that followed the death of Llywelyn ab Iorwerth saw a major reversal in the fortunes of Gwynedd, culminating in the Treaty of Woodstock, concluded with King Henry III in 1247, a year after the death of Llywelyn's son Dafydd. Under the terms of the treaty, Gwynedd lost all its lands to the east of the River Conwy.
750 BC to 12 BC,Celts were the most powerful people in central & northern Europe.Wave after wave,they spread outwards,taking over France,Belgium,& crossing to Britain.There were many tribes of Celts,speaking a vaguely common language.Celt comes from the Greek,Keltoi,which means barbarians & is properly pronounced as "Kelt". Celt is a term NOT used until the 18th century.The Romans called these people Britons.The Celtic Iron Age ended AD43
Examining what it means to have Irish blood, outlining where Irish DNA comes from and who are the closest genetic relatives of the Irish in Europe. Of interest to anyone with Irish ancestry who wants to understand their genealogy.
Lovespoon -- Always carved from a single piece of wood, they come in a variety of shapes and symbols, Nowadays, found in abundance in Welsh souvenir shops. In old Europe they were kinda like a symbol of engagement... Also, apparently, where the term 'spooning' comes from.
A young boy looks on as rescuers dig for survivors.The school was in session; it being the last day before half term week. 144 children and adults died – 116 were schoolchildren. Half of all the children at Pantglas Junior School were killed together with 5 of their teachers.