Like so many people in Wales, I had a little bit of knowledge of this general subject from my secondary school history lessons (which, incidently, seemed dull and irrelevant to me at the time!)
I was essentially ignorant of our history in this troublesome period, and like so many Welsh people, my views of the period, were perhaps romanticised and idealistic. The subject didnt really appeal to me beyond what I thought I already knew; until I stumbled accross this book!
This is detailed, yet easy to read account of a turbulent, and complex period in our history. The depth and knowledge of the author as well as his most likeable character shines through in this outstanding piece of work. It is, without doubt, the best history book that I've read to date.
I shall be reading more of Professor Davies' books for sure, his writing style is so encaptivating, (pity I didnt have such an inpirational teacher in school!)
Now that my interest in this subject has been ignited by this book, I suspect I'll be reading a lot more on the subject! Thank you Professor Davies!