welsh history

6 Radnorshire Churches You Must Visit

Radnorshire is my stomping ground. Its an overlooked part of Wales, sandwiched between the Cambrian Mountains and The Marches. It really is the heart of my homeland – and its home to some hidden historic gems! Long time Hisdoryan followers will know I’m a big fan of church crawling. In fact, when everything is a…

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Guest Post – The First Welsh Witch – Gwen Ferch Ellis

When you think of a witch, what comes to mind? Green skin? Pointy Hat? Broomstick? Black cat? These are all iconic characteristics of ‘witches’ as we have come to know them in twenty-first-century popular culture, but in the Early Modern period the word ‘witch’ meant something else. The existence of witches was feared throughout the…

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Historygram – The Best Instagram Accounts for Welsh History

Lockdown has been a great opportunity to revisit some of the old features on the Hisdoryan blog. While reviewing my old Historygram posts, I was shocked to discover I hadn’t written about the great Welsh history Instagram accounts out there. So if you fancy touring historical Wales through the medium of social media during lockdown, follow…

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