Each year, experts from Cadw and partners including museums, archaeological trusts and the Heritage Lottery Fund team up to bring stories from Wales’s rich and diverse heritage to life as part of Welsh History Month – a month-long series of articles and never-before-seen images in the Western Mail and on WalesOnline.
Kicking off on the 3rd October, the theme of 2015’s Welsh History Month is 'What have the Welsh ever done for us?’
Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates, said: 'Wales’ vibrant history is made up of communities and individuals who have influenced all areas of life, from industry and politics to literature and the arts. They have inspired generations and left a lasting impression on the world.
‘This is why learning about our past is so important. It is the story of our country and its people, and how, through individual acts, works and discoveries, Wales was shaped into the modern, thriving country it is today.’
Here you’ll find links to the full library of Cadw 2015 Welsh History Month essays as they appear each day on WalesOnline. For essays written by our partners, please visit the WalesOnline website.
Please note, the articles are available in English only.
What have the Welsh ever done for us? An awful lot...
Wales has had a huge impact on the world, says Ken Skates, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism
TE Lawrence, the Welsh-born 'greatest Englishman who ever lived’
Erin Lloyd Jones, from Cadw, reflects on the early life of TE Lawrence, best known as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’
Gerald of Wales championed what he believed were the ancient rights of his church
Bill Zajac, from Cadw, looks back at Gerald’s fight for St Davids, which would take him to Rome three times and dominate his life for the next four years
Edward George 'Taffy' Bowen
Jon Berry, from Cadw, describes the remarkable technical achievements of one of Wales' most influential wartime scientists and highlights his scientific advances
Sir Clough Williams-Ellis - the legacy of 'the architect' of Portmeirion
Judith Alfrey, from Cadw, looks back on Sir Clough's legacy and shows how he has inspired others to think differently about the build environment
Harri Tudur - the Pembroke boy who went on to be king
A look back at the early life of the great monarch Henry VII – to the young boy, Harri Tudur, who was born and bred in Wales
Hugh Owen Thomas
Polly Groom, from Cadw, pays tribute to Welsh orthopaedic surgeon Hugh Owen Thomas (1834-91) and his invention of the Thomas splint – a device that went on to saves thousands of lives during and after World War I