This is a clip from a Mary Hopkin documentary I have. In this short clip, you hear from Mary's mum, a few childhood friends, and the son of the man who translated many of Mary's early recordings from English to Welsh that appear on the album "The Early Recordings". There are also a few rare clips of her singing as a child and her singing now. Enjoy!
*Welsh Rarebit* - If you're looking for a traditionally tasty, easy and economically typically British supper dish look no further. Welsh Rarebit it is. There is only one question that begs to be answered . . . is it RAREbit . . . or is it RABbit???
Map of Welsh castles. The castles of Wales were not only built by the English as part of their conquest and control of the local population, many were built by the Welsh Princes themselves. Internal feuding between them led to weakness and made conquest that much easier. How many other places in the old British Empire fell for the exact same reason ? rjp
Gwenllian Ferch Gruffydd (1097-1136) Welsh princess and shield-maiden that led an army against Norman-English forces at Kidwelly Castle. She was beheaded as a warning to the other princes of wales. After this, Wales unified and drove out the Norman invaders.