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Welsh History: Strange But True Geoff Brookes

Welsh History: Strange But True

Geoff Brookes

Published April 7th 2014
ISBN : 9780750954983
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131 pages
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*The earliest prehistoric burial in Europe was found in Wales. The skeleton was known as the Red Lady of Paviland - well, until scientists discovered that it had, in fact, belonged to a man...*Rhodri the Great, Wales first king, was killed by aMore*The earliest prehistoric burial in Europe was found in Wales. The skeleton was known as the Red Lady of Paviland - well, until scientists discovered that it had, in fact, belonged to a man...*Rhodri the Great, Wales first king, was killed by a Saxon army. The second King of Wales was killed by his own men *English armies usually contained Welsh bowmen. A Welsh-fired arrow could - and did - go all the way through armour, leg, saddle and horse. Welsh bowmen often used English longbows against them, firing them at point-blank range during ambushes This book contains hundreds of strange but true facts and anecdotes about Welsh history. Arranged into a miniature history of Wales, and with bizarre and hilarious true tales for every era, it will interest and delight readers everywhere.