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  • Podcasts & Publications

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    In recent years the keynote lectures from the HA conferences and events have been recorded. In this section some of those keynote lectures along with recorded lectures from some branches have been added to the HA site as podcasts for you to listen to. Also included here are the publications...

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  • Branch Podcast: Good Evening Sweetheart

    5th March 2017

    Just before our "Good Evening Sweetheart" talk (9th February) was due to start in Hillhead Library a young lady librarian rushed in waving a sheet of paper, looking very excited - the Secretary wondered if we were double booked and about to be asked to leave.  But no!   She announced...

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  • The Swansea Branch Chronicle 14

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    3 From the Editor 4 Ticker Tape 5 Tareni Colliery - Clive Reed 8 Sir John Williams, Surgeon - Brinley Jones 10 Watkins, the Great Inventor - Ian Smith 12 The Guillotine - Stephanie Brown 14 Photography and Historians - John Smith 17 Opening of Glen Vivien 2016 - John...

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  • The Swansea Branch Chronicle 13

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    3 From the Editor 4 A Royal Picnic - John Law 6 The Vivians at War - Ralph A Griffiths 7 A Good Butcher - RHV Phillips 10 The Swansea Canal - Clive Reed 12 Aberfan - Jeff Griffiths 13 Men of Steel - Mike Smith 16 Contributors - 18...

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  • The Swansea Branch Chronicle 12

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    3 From the Editor 4 Wheels in Wales - Ian Smith 7 Civil Aviation - John Ashley 10 Wagons away - Richard Hall 13 ‘Sketty Hall’ - John Law 14 The Bus Museum - Greg Freeman 16 The Mary Herberd - Ralph Griffiths 18 Trolley Buses - Roger Atkinson 20...

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  • The Swansea Branch Chronicle 11

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    3 From the Editor 4 Renaissance Art - Carol David 6 Finding My Inspiration - Lucy Dean 10 Sanu's last Voyage - Ray Balkwill 13 Glynn Vivian - Andrew Green 15 A Vision of Angels - Dr John Law 17 Gwen Johns - Kenza Eastwood 18 A Gift of Sunlight...

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  • The Swansea Branch Chronicle 10

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    3 From the Editor 5 Life as a choirboy - Max Halcox 6 The Joy of Singing - Gwyneth Anthony 11 Life in the Choir - Sid Kidwell 12 Pontnewydd Male Choir 13 Muzac - Kensa Eastwood 14 A Life in Surgery and Song - Christopher Wood 16 Swansea Bach...

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  • The Swansea Branch Chronicle 9

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    3 From the Editor 4 From the Chairman 5 Hymn Writer Supreme - Dr R. Brinley Jones 6 Venice, the Biennale and Wales - Dr John Law 7 18th Century Underwear - Jean Webber 9 Whigs and wigs 12 Howell Harris - David James 15 Branch news 16 British Government's...

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  • Bristol and the Slave Trade

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    Captain Thomas Wyndham of Marshfield Park in Somerset was on voyage to Barbary where he sailed from Kingroad, near Bristol, with three ships full of goods and slaves thus beginning the association of African Trade and Bristol. In the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Bristol was not a place of...

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  • Ferninando Gorges and New England

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    Sir Ferdinando Gorges (July 1565 - May 24, 1647), by some considered the "Father of English Colonization in North America", was an early English colonial entrepreneur and founder of the Province of Maine in 1622, although Gorges himself never set foot in the New World.  Sir Ferdinando Gorges was born...

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  • The Swansea Branch Chronicle 8

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    This edition features articles on the following:From the EditorContentsAn (ex) Chairman Reflects - Dr John Law‘O Canada' - Professor Ralph GriffithsDid the Swinging 60s Reach Wales? Anthea SymondsMatters on the Move - Dr Robert McCloyWe are All Equal Here - Ian SmithThe Sixties? Alun RichardsOn the Road Again - Rod...

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  • The Swansea Branch Chronicle 7

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    This edition features articles on the following:From the EditorA Deeper Unrest, Richard NyeA Great War Swansea Pot Pourri, Bernard LewisThe Crimson Shadow of Mametz Wood, Giles ReesGeorge Arthur EvansHedd WynAs it Looked to Me; France and Belgium 1917, John LawThere Were Hundreds of Us in the Queue Trying to Enlist,...

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  • The Swansea Branch Chronicle 6

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    This edition features articles on the following:Margaret McCloy - Letter from the EditorAndrew Green - Wales Coast PathCopper Ore Barques SponsorsMark Williams - The Falkland IslandsTrevor Fishlock - AfghanistanEna Niedergang - Griffith John and WuhanRobert Leonard - Peripatetic PottersJohn Ashley - Ethiopian TravelsSid Kidwell - Edgar EvansDr Fred Cowley -...

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  • Richard Evans Medlicott lecture: The Origins of the First World War

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    This year the Historical Association's Medlicott medal for services to history went to Professor Sir Richard Evans. Richard Evans is the Regius Professor of History at Cambridge and President of Wolfson College, Cambridge. He has written numerous highly respected and internationally best-selling books. Evans is bests known for his works on...

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  • The Swansea Branch Chronicle 5

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    This edition features articles on the following:From the EditorEgyptian Daily Life, Karmen ThomasBes, a Friendly Demon, C. Brown-ThomasDreams & Nightmares, K SzpakowskaCunning Greeks, Evelien BraqueUp the Greek, Peter ReadMargam Stones, M. HumphriesOlympic Games, Maria StanleyWhite Rock, John AshleyEtceteraBranch Programme and Membership

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  • Puritan attitudes towards plays and pleasure in the Age of Shakespeare

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    Presidential Lecture - Annual Conference 2014 - Podcast'No more cakes and ale': Puritan attitudes towards plays and pleasure in the Age of ShakespeareJackie Eales - President of the HA and Professor of Early Modern History at Canterbury Christ Church UniversityIn Twelfth Night Shakespeare gently mocked the Puritans, who objected to...

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  • The Swansea Branch Chronicle 4

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    This edition features articles on the following:From the EditorNineteenth Century FactsThe Cry for Meaning, Richard NyeThe Nineteenth CenturyThe Merthyr Rising, Steffan ap-DaffydPembrokeshire Slate in the 19th Century, Alan John RichardsAnn of Swansea, Caroline FranklinBook Review, Neath Antiquarian Volume 2Stalin, Hitler and Mr JonesLetter and Book ReviewRobert Burns 1759 - 1796,...

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  • Women in Late Medieval Bristol

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    During the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries Bristol was one of England's greatest towns, with a population of perhaps 100,000 after the Black Death of 1348. Its status was recognised in 1373, with its creation as the realm's first provincial urban county, but only in 1542, with the creation of the...

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  • The Swansea Branch Chronicle 3

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    This edition features the following articles:Presidential LectureMemories of ChristmasONE Present!Staffordshire FiguresA Strange ChristmasItalian ChristmasesBurns NightWhite RockBook Reviews

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  • The Swansea Branch Chronicle 2

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    This edition features articles on the following:William RoscoeSwansea CastleWelsh BibleSt Melangell The Medieval ChurchMedieval hugher EducationDid Richard III kill Abraham Lincoln?

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