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.
Saint WinifredBeheaded at Holywell, Wales, where it is said a spring began to flow.
Henry VIIKing of England 1485-1509, founder of the Tudor dynasty.
Ruth Ellis, historical personality with a connection to Wales (Denbigh, Rhyl, North Wales, Denbighshir)
Ruth EllisShe was the last woman to receive the death penalty in Britain and was hanged on 13th July 1955.
Brymbo ManOne of Wales' prehistoric residents. His skull was expertly reconstructed to see how he would have looked. The result is on display in the Wrexham Museum.
Robert OwenFounder of modern socialism and co-operative movement.
Elizabeth IPerhaps the greatest British monarch Established Britain as a naval power on the global stage and encouraged a period of art and learning which gave us the works of Shakespeare and Bacon.
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