In the 12th century, Gerald of Wales
, archdeacon of Brecon and commentator on life in medieval Wales, noted the fighting ability of the Welsh.
GERALD of Wales
was an ambitious spin doctor whose Facebook page, had it existed, would have been a "Who's Who" of Europe's kings, princes and popes, the Archbishop of Wales said.
Watkins studies English chronicles from about 1050 to 1215: Orderic Vitalis, Walter Map, William of Malmesbury, Gervase of Tilbury, William of Newburgh, William of Poitiers, John of Salisbury, and Gerald of Wales
, among others.
The story of Gerald of Wales
, Giraldus Cambrensis, will be the focus of events at Criccieth Castle.
735); the ambitious cleric Gerald, self-styled Giraldus Cambrensis, Gerald of Wales
Erkenwald, reports by Matthew Paris and Gerald of Wales
, and Spenser's Faerie Queene and View of the State of Ireland.
Chapter 2 discusses Gerald of Wales
and the Anglo-Norman conquest of Ireland.
Prof Duggan claimed that someone was most likely Gerald of Wales
, an ambitious 12th century bishop with an eye on promotion.
More unusually, you can discover the thoughts of some of the earliest travel writers, such as 12th century cleric Gerald of Wales
, Daniel Defoe, William Cobbett and Celia Fiennes.
As the observant cleric Gerald of Wales
put it bluntly back in the 12th century, 'If only the Welsh could fight in ordered ranks, instead of leaping about all over the place, if their princes could only come to an agreement and unite to defend their country, I cannot see how so powerful a people could ever be conquered.
Gerald of Wales
(1146-1223) included an account of a werewolf in his The History and Topography of Ireland What did this creature represent--a change (metamorphosis) or some combination (hybrid)?
While there are entries for historical figures like Owain Glyndwr, Gerald of Wales
and William Morgan, more recent stars like Ivor Novello, Richard Burton and Shirley Bassey are omitted.