Thousands of people visit Wales each year and countless people all over the world are descendants, at least in part, from this small, beautiful part of the British Isles. Yet how many know the history that has made Wales and the Welsh people what they are today? Here is a clear, objective treatment by an American professor of history who has been keenly interested in Wales for many years. The book traces the key forces and developments through all the centuries of the country's history. Although Welsh history is complex and the strong nationalism it has generated among some Welsh people causes controversy, this book presents a balanced, unbiased account. Also includes history on the diverse nature of contemporary Wales.
Henry Weisser is Professor of History at Colorado State University specialising in British and Irish history. He received his doctorate degree from Columbia University and has visited Wales many times, often bringing groups of American students with him. He is the author of nine books and lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.