More legends and folklore from Barry, Bridgend and the Vale

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New book due for release 1st October 2022 – available for pre-sale only.

The second volume of stories and legends from the history of Glamorgan by Graham Loveluck-Edwards

100 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

New book due for release 1st October 2022 – available for pre-sale only.

After the rapturous reviews of the best-selling ‘Legends and folklore of Bridgend and the Vale’ comes Graham Loveluck-Edwards’ eagerly awaited follow up.

In this book some of the more fascinating chapters in South Wales’ local history are examined, along with myths, legends, folklore, and ghost stories. To say nothing of the catalogue of mythical beasts from across South Wales which are uncovered here. Such as an explanation as to why the people of eighteenth century Cadoxton and Wenvoe were believed by their neighbours to be plagued by werewolves.

We look at the scandal that surrounded St Donats Castle passing out of the hands of Stradlings, how the Tubervilles became a Welsh rather than Norman family, we look at a crop of notorious local outlaws and the fate that befell them.

From the everyday to the enchanted, the horrifying to the humorous, the factual to the fanciful, this is the history of Glamorgan as the bards would have told it: full of embellishments, sensationalism, and flair, but all firmly within the context of history, and the real people and events that comprise it.

If you are familiar with places like Cardiff, Llantrisant, Bridgend, Maesteg, Porthcawl, Cowbridge, Barry, Dinas Powys, Llantwit Major and everywhere in between here is a compendium of the more hair-raising things that were reported on your doorstep. Its high-octane stuff but suitable for all ages.

To give you an idea of content, here is a list of chapters:

Stories based on history

The nemesis of Colyn Dolphyn

Secrets of Ewenny Priory

A road through millennia – the ancient Glamorgan ridgeway

Legends of the Tubervilles

The imposter of St Donats

Halloween and its local origins

Ianto Ffranc; the hapless highwayman

Barry – The holy day resort

The mystery of Porthkerry Castle

Tough justice

The hanged man pilgrimage

The first wave of ‘Cool Cymru’

King Arthur’s landmark victory

Balls against the wall

Musing on place names in the Glamorgan

 

Myths, folklore and the supernatural

I want to suck your gwaed

The quirky family of St Cadoc

Gateways to the underworld

The drover of Craig-y-Dinas

Shapeshifters and transmogrification

The legend of Castell Coch

The white ladies of West Orchard and Llantrisant

Gwrach-Y-Rhibyn – The hag of the mists

When an ill wind blows

If you missed the first volume and want to find out more, please click this link

If you would like to view vidoes which give you more idea of the content of this book please visit my YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/user/grahamLoveluck 

Additional information

Weight 200 g
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 1.6 cm

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