Branch Podcasts & Publications

In this section you can listen to recorded lectures from our branches, as well as some of the keynote lectures from the HA annual conference. There are also fascinating articles produced by some of the branches, in particular from the Swansea Branch Chronicle.

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  • The Swansea Branch Chronicle 1

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    Here it comes, hot off the press, 12 pages with a black and white cover, Chronicle No 1 Spring 2013. The first quarterly magazine of the HA Swansea and South Wales branch. Not realising that, in time, this would become almost a full time job, I had put my hand...

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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 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 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 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 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 15

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    3. Editorial 4. National Library of Wales - Andrew Green 6. Dear Diary - Geoff Mortimer 8. The Jesus Papyrus and Swansea - Robert McCloy 11. Writing - Peter Read 12. The Printing Press in Venice - John Law 15. From their diaries 16. Book Review - Peter East 17. Many Arches Well Adorned - Andrew Prescott

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  • The Swansea Branch Chronicle 16

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    3 Editorial 4 Alexander, a Great Drinker? - Stephen Harrison 6 Beer Ten Pence a Pint - Ian Smith 8 Women, Drunkeness in Ancient Egypt - Caroline Graves Brown 10 Bible - Gwyneth Anthony 11 The Temperance Movement - Kenton Eastwood 12 One for the Road - Rod Ashley 15...

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  • The Swansea Branch Chronicle 17

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    3. Editorial4. Patagonia - Trevor A. Johnson6. The Significance of Migration - Anita Arcari8. The Highland Clearances - John Easton Law11. Emigration to New Zealand - Rosemary Harvard Jones13. Branch News 15. Jews in Wales - Leonard Mars17. Joe’s Gelato - Lucy Hughes19. Unity in Diversity - Natalie Paisey

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  • The Swansea Branch Chronicle 18

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    3. Editorial 4. The Marriage at Cana – Dr John Law 8. Stinging Nettle Soup – Trevor Fishlock 10. Dining with Dylan – Peter Read 12. Carbs with Everything – Ian Smith 14. Life as I Found it – John Russell & John Ashley 17. Masonic Dining Swansea – Professor...

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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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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  • War, Society and the State in Early Modern Europe

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    Lecture from the 2012 HA Annual Conference  Frank Tallett: Fellow in History at the University of Reading and former Head of its School of Humanities Until recently, military history has largely been concerned with ‘badges and buttons', an approach that stressed tactics, strategy and weapons. The so-called New Military History has sought...

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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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