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
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
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