Anglesey: Past Landscapes of the Coast [Hardback]

Frances Lynch (Author); Mick Sharp (Author); Jean Williamson (Author)

ISBN: 9781905119295 | Published by: Windgather Press | Year of Publication: 2009 | Language: English 144p, H246 x W185 (mm) 148 col & b/w illus

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The dramatic and stunning Welsh coastal landscapes of the island of Anglesey are documented in this beautiful pictorial record of the history of Anglesey's coast, from prehistoric times to the present day. The fact that Anglesey is an island has been crucial to its history, its coast the scene of prehistoric fishing and oyster catching, Neolithic tombs and Bronze Age round barrows, Roman influenced villas, Irish incursions, a Norman motte and the last of the great Edwardian castles to be built at Beaumaris, the development of Holyhead into its main port in the nineteenth century, and the growth of sustainable energy in the form of wind turbines in the twentieth. The photography taken by Mick Sharp and Jean Williamson is supplemented by text by Frances Lynch who introduces each chapter and provides detailed captions describing and providing background information to the photographs.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Map; Hunters and Farmers: Early Prehistory; Graves, Stones and Swords: Later Prehistory; The Incomers: Romans, Irish and Vikings; Anglesey and the English Crown: The medieval centuries; Politics becomes local: 16th – 19th centuries; Anglesey on the mainline: The 19th century; Epilogue and New Beginnings: 20th – 21st century Further Reading Index

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