The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion

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The Ancient Britons: Sociability, Pageantry and Patriotism in the First London Welsh Society

Rhys Kaminski-Jones

Dydd Mercher 27 Ionawr, 2016

The Most Honourable and Loyal Society of Ancient Britons, founded in London in 1715, was a complex and multi-faceted patriotic phenomenon. It was simultaneously a mouthpiece for royalist propaganda and a haven for political radicals, a piously charitable foundation and an excuse for having a good time. In a...

Wales and the Magna Carta

Professor Thomas Watkin

Dydd Mercher 28 Hydref, 2015

Love, Money and Art: The Davies Sisters and a Fortune for Wales

Trevor Fishlock

Dydd Mercher 23 Medi, 2015

Gwenda Sippings, Chair of the Society’s Council in the chair About the Lecture Gwendoline Davies (1882-1951) and Margaret Davies (1884-1963) were the granddaughters of the nineteenth century industrialist, David Davies of Llandinam, Montgomeryshire, railway builder and pioneer of the coal industry in South Wales. The Davies sisters’ childhood was...

Wales and Agincourt

Dr Adam Chapman

Dydd Mercher 15 Ebrill, 2015

The Royal Welch Fusiliers and the Christmas Truce 1914 and 1915

Lt General Jonathon Riley

Dydd Mawrth 10 Mawrth, 2015

Richard Wilson: A Tercentenary Re-Examination

Oliver Fairclough

Dydd Mercher 18 Chwefror, 2015

John Brett in Wales

Ann Summer

Dydd Mercher 21 Ionawr, 2015

1922: a Year in the Remarkable Life of Lady Rhondda

Angela V John

Dydd Mawrth 18 Tachwedd, 2014

Wales’s first radical – the life of Dr William Price

Dean Powell

Dydd Mawrth 13 Mai, 2014

Dylan Marlais Thomas: What’s in a middle name?

M Wynn Thomas

Dydd Mawrth 15 Ebrill, 2014

Re-Thinking 13th Century Powys

Dr David Stephenson

Dydd Mercher 5 Chwefror, 2014

Llewellyn Wyn Griffith and the Great War 100 Years On

Lt General Jonathan Riley

Dydd Mawrth 14 Ionawr, 2014

Hwyl and Hiraeth: Richard Burton and Wales


Dydd Gwener 29 Tachwedd, 2013

Richard Burton (born Richard Jenkins, Pontrhydyfen, Glamorgan, 1925; died Celigny, Switzerland, 1984) is one of the most famous Welshmen of the twentieth century, whose global renown (or notoreity, depending on your point of view) is perhaps only exceeded by that of the equally colourful Dylan Thomas. Following on the...