History UsefulNotes / Wales

30th Jun '16 7:16:03 AM LondonKdS
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* Creator/IwanRheon, singer and actor (Best known as Simon in ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' and [[spoiler:Ramsay Bolton]] from ''Series/GameOfThrones''), from Cardiff.

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* Creator/IwanRheon, singer and actor (Best known as Simon in ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' and [[spoiler:Ramsay Bolton]] Ramsay Bolton from ''Series/GameOfThrones''), from Cardiff.



* ''[[Series/YGwyll Y Gwyll/Hinterland]]'': a bilingual Mid-Wales detective drama in the vein of Scandinavian noirs like ''Series/{{Wallander}}'', ''Series/BronBroen'', or ''Series/{{Forbrydelsen}}''.

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* ''[[Series/YGwyll Y Gwyll/Hinterland]]'': a bilingual Mid-Wales detective drama in the vein of Scandinavian noirs NordicNoir like ''Series/{{Wallander}}'', ''Series/BronBroen'', or ''Series/{{Forbrydelsen}}''.
9th Jun '16 4:03:19 PM DarkPhoenix94
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In [[AncientRome Roman times]], the parts of Great Britain now called England (the words "England" and "English" refer specifically to the Germanic invaders you're about to meet), Wales, and Scotland were inhabited by a Celtic population. During the [[DarkAgeEurope Dark Ages]], the Germanic UsefulNotes/AngloSaxons invaded and pushed them into the little corner of the island we now call Wales.[[note]]Another Celtic-speaking kingdom related to modern Wales existed in the Northern half of England. Caught between Scotland and the northward drift of Saxons, Taliesyn's last remnants were extinguished by the Norman Conquest. Echoes of a Celtic/Welsh civilization live on in Cumbria, in placenames and the old counting system used by shepherds: this counts in multiples of twenty in the Welsh fashion and the number-names are plainly Celtic, related to Welsh.[[/note]] Wales was conquered by the English in The Middle Ages, and became legally a part of the Kingdom of England -- which is why there's no "Welsh Bit" of the Union Jack, which was formed from the flags of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland and, later, Ireland. Being conquered and repressed has given Wales both a strong sense of identity and the mother of all chips on shoulders. [[BerserkButton Do not call a Welshman English]]. It will cause immediate and lasting discomfort (The Scottish are often portrayed as having similar tendencies).

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In [[AncientRome Roman times]], the parts of Great Britain now called England (the words "England" and "English" refer specifically to the Germanic invaders you're about to meet), Wales, and Scotland were inhabited by a Celtic population. During the [[DarkAgeEurope Dark Ages]], the Germanic UsefulNotes/AngloSaxons invaded and pushed them into the little corner of the island we now call Wales.[[note]]Another Celtic-speaking kingdom related to modern Wales existed in the Northern half of England. Caught between Scotland and the northward drift of Saxons, Taliesyn's the Kingdom of Strathclyde's last remnants were extinguished by the Norman Conquest. Echoes of a Celtic/Welsh civilization live on in Cumbria, in placenames and the old counting system used by shepherds: this counts in multiples of twenty in the Welsh fashion and the number-names are plainly Celtic, related to Welsh.[[/note]] Wales was conquered by the English in The Middle Ages, and became legally a part of the Kingdom of England -- which is why there's no "Welsh Bit" of the Union Jack, which was formed from the flags of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland and, later, Ireland. Being conquered and repressed has given Wales both a strong sense of identity and the mother of all chips on shoulders. [[BerserkButton Do not call a Welshman English]]. It will cause immediate and lasting discomfort (The Scottish are often portrayed as having similar tendencies).
13th May '16 3:08:22 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Actor Creator/MichaelSheen, from Newport and Port Talbot. Cinema's very own TonyBlair.

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* Actor Creator/MichaelSheen, from Newport and Port Talbot. Cinema's very own TonyBlair.UsefulNotes/TonyBlair.
7th May '16 8:49:41 AM gallium
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* Ray Milland.

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* Ray Milland.Creator/RayMilland.
9th Apr '16 6:25:04 AM arwel
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* Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia, was born in Wales, except she was naturalised in Australia as a youngster - first-generation Australians are recognised by the law as Australians but some Austracitizens whose ancestry goes back further tend to disagree

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* Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia, was born in Wales, except she was naturalised in Australia as a youngster - first-generation Australians are recognised by the law as Australians but some Austracitizens Australian citizens whose ancestry goes back further tend to disagree
9th Apr '16 6:22:29 AM arwel
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* ''Hornblower'' actor Creator/IoanGruffudd, also Cymraeg -- but a Welsh speaker from South Wales (Glamorgan).

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* ''Hornblower'' actor Creator/IoanGruffudd, also Cymraeg a Cymro [[note]]"Cymraeg" only means "Welsh" in the sense that it's the name of the language. An individual Welshmen is a "Cymro", a Welshwoman is a "Cymraes", collectively or plurally they are "Cymry" and their country is "Cymru". Anything else that's Welsh is "Cymreig". [[/note]] -- but a Welsh speaker from South Wales (Glamorgan).



* Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia, was born in Wales, except she was naturalised in Australia as a youngster - first-generation Australians are recognised by the law as Australians but some Australian citizens whose ancestry goes back further tend to disagree

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* Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia, was born in Wales, except she was naturalised in Australia as a youngster - first-generation Australians are recognised by the law as Australians but some Australian citizens Austracitizens whose ancestry goes back further tend to disagree
5th Apr '16 1:38:08 AM PaulA
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** Llamedos is "Sod 'em all" backwards, a joke taken from the fictional village of Llareggub ("Bugger all") in Creator/{{Dylan Thomas}}'s "Under Milk Wood".

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** Llamedos is "Sod 'em all" backwards, a joke taken from the fictional village of Llareggub ("Bugger all") in Creator/{{Dylan Thomas}}'s "Under Milk Wood".Creator/DylanThomas's ''Theatre/UnderMilkWood''.
9th Mar '16 1:56:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[ShirleyBassey Dame Shirley Bassey]]!

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* [[ShirleyBassey [[Music/ShirleyBassey Dame Shirley Bassey]]!
5th Mar '16 8:21:05 PM ThornBrain
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* The Alarm

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* The Alarm
Music/TheAlarm
20th Feb '16 9:59:37 PM GrammarNavi
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* Gareth Bale, footballer who was formerly a winger for [[EnglishPremierLeague Tottenham Hotspur]] before being sold for a record-breaking transfer fee to Real Madrid.

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* Gareth Bale, footballer who was formerly a winger for [[EnglishPremierLeague [[UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague Tottenham Hotspur]] before being sold for a record-breaking transfer fee to Real Madrid.
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