Ron Berry Author of many welsh books. His first offering was 'Hunter and Hunted' back in 1960 which he followed with 'Travelling Loaded' three years later.
Jack London Author of numerous stories, romantic adventures with realistic setting and character. In 1900, the son of the wolf: tales of the far north was published. London's Klondike tales are exciting, vigorous, and brutal. The call of the wild from 1903 is one of the best animal stories ever written.
John Owen Non-conformist church leader and theologian. Chaplain to Oliver Cromwell, who was also of Welsh descent. Dr Owen's most important work was his treatise on evangelical church governance. The majority of Owen's voluminous works are still in print.
John Dee Renowned polymath. Tutor to Elizabeth I. A noted euclidian mathematician, antiquary, astronomer, philosopher, geographer, propagandist, astrologer, linguist and spy.
Saint Gildas The first British historian. Wrote "Concerning the ruin and conquest of Britain", in 540, which was used extensively by Bede. Taught by saint Illtud and known as "The second apostle of Ireland". His elder brother Hywel was said to have been killed by Arthur.
David Jones Writer, painter, calligrapher, illustrator, soldier. He Illustrated 'Gulliver's Travels' and other books. TS Eliot described his part-poem part-novel 'In Parenthesis' as "a work of genius". WH Auden regarded his 'The Anathemata' as "... Probably the finest long poem written in English this (the 20th) century".
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