A-Z of the Isle of Anglesey

A-Z of the Isle of Anglesey Places-People-History - A-Z

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Synopsis

The island of Anglesey, off the north-west coast of Wales, has a long and fascinating history. Its ancient and complex geology has created a special habitat for wildlife and it has also been a heartland for Welsh culture from the time of the Iron Age Druids to the present day. More recently, it is the site of the spectacular structures built during the Industrial Revolution to link Anglesey to the mainland: Telford's Menai Suspension Bridge and Robert Stephenson's Britannia Bridge. In this book author Warren Kovach picks out the places and people that make Anglesey special, from churches, chapels and lighthouses, which are of particular importance on the island, to large landowning families such as the Bulkeleys and prominent individuals such as Christmas Evans and Kyffin Williams. The richness of the natural world on the island is addressed, as is the economy and social structures such as fairs and markets, industry and transport. A-Z of the Isle of Anglesey reveals the stories behind the island, its places and people. A broad picture of Anglesey's history through the ages is painted and it brings to life the story of how the island of today was shaped. This fascinating A-Z tour is fully illustrated with photography and will appeal to all those with an interest in this distinctive island.

Book information

ISBN: 9781445695594
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Imprint: Amberley Publishing
Pub date:
DEWEY: 942.921
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 304g
Height: 166mm
Width: 234mm
Spine width: 11mm