Favourite period of Welsh history?
What's your favourite period of Welsh history - and why?
Very very hard for me to answer.
I love the early Celtic / Iron Age cultures, and a soft spot for the earliest people we know represented by the so called Red Lady of the Gower (actually a young man but this was not known until DNA tests).
Another soft spot for the wonderful Silures who in my region of Gwent held the Romans off for a whole generation and trashed a Legion - unheard of! Yet another soft spot for the Arthurian resistance period and all the theories about it.
Love Hywel Dda and his dynasty. The Mabinogi period 11th - 13thC is one I'm learning - so many Princes!
Then there's Elizabeth I when my house was built and her fascinating adviser and friend Blanche Parry who was Welsh.
The Newport Rising (Chartists) - freedom foreva! (and my city) The London Welsh Societies, Iolo Morgannwg and the other antiquarians some of whome were delightfully bonkers, and Charlotte Guest the erudite mega lady. Then in more recent times is Nye Bevan the Glorious who Ive barely touched on but I do know how important he was to the whole of Britain. And now the EU, Plaid, Welsh Water issues ...
Oh dear. Um. I think Elizabeth I when my house was built and her fascinating adviser and friend Blanche Parry who was Welsh. It's my house connection, and women/ feminism, my heroine Elizabeth, and a major turning point for the language probably due to Blanche.
Maybe my agonising gives you some ideas!