History: Kings, Princes, Myths & Legends
Welsh history is full of misinterpretation, legends and myths. When famouswelsh.com started in 1999 King Arthur was still thought of as pure ledgend or myth in its own right. Now of course there's plenty of indicators to be sure there is truth buried in the ledgends. Misinterpretation on the Arthurian legend alone is staggering, most people believe he was an early English King, odd when England didn't exist then.
We've started here with Arthur because he is so well known all our readers, world wide can relate to this. However, there are lots of other stories and strings of Celtic culture that survive to this day. Within our listings you'll find references to personalities who have made such a great impression their presence is still with us like Edwin Hughes, Henry Vll, Richard Americk and other great characters.
Owain GlyndwrWaged war against English rule.
Micah Thomas, historical personality with a connection to Wales (Ogmore, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire)
Micah ThomasFounder of the South Wales Baptist College (1807). One of the people who campaigned for the lives of the Chartist leaders who were sentenced to death at Monmouth in 1840. Their death sentences were commuted to transportation for life to Australia.
Prince CaradocFighting valiantly against Roman rule.
Queen BoudicaGathered a vast army against the Romans and sacked London.
Edward IIEdward of Caernarvon (as his contemporaries knew him) was the first heir to the England and Wales throne to be styled 'Prince of Wales'. A Plantagonet, he was perhaps one of the most disliked, unsuccessful leaders England has known.
George WashingtonGreat American president.
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- Henry VII, historical personality with a connection to Wales (Pembroke, Pembrokeshire)
- Ruth Ellis, historical personality with a connection to Wales (Denbigh, Rhyl, North Wales, Denbighshir)
- Brymbo Man, historical personality with a connection to Wales (Wrexham)
- Robert Owen, historical personality with a connection to Wales (Montgomeryshire)