"Even Hannibal himself wou'd have chanced on it most unlikely to have match'd his military over Snowden"
Daniel de Foe, A journey thro' the total island of significant Britain... 1924
"It may be the top of ingratitude to discover fault with any factor, the place kindness and humanity have been so predominant."
Mary Morgan, A travel to Milford Haven, within the 12 months 1791.
"At Holly good they speake Welsh; the population move barefoote and naked leg'd - a foul kind of humans. Their meate is particularly small the following, Mutton is noe greater than Little Lamb, what of it there's was once sweete; their wine solid being Neare ye Sea part, and are good supplied with ffish - excellent Salmon and Eeles and different ffish I had at Harding."
Celia Fiennes, via England on a facet Saddle, 1698
David Lloyd Owen introduces us to the attention-grabbing breadth of travelers' stories from a mysterious and soaking up nation: writers who defined a land of mountains and valleys, ruined castles, and deserted monasteries, and provides us stories of odd locals who spoke one other language and have been referred to as the Welsh.
A Wilder Wales highlights the dazzling transformation of Wales from a bad rural backwater to the crucible of the commercial revolution and provides readers an perception into the ways that outsiders seen the land and its people.
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