Ever since I did the Scotcast I’ve been receiving messages on facebook, on twitter, on the forums, and I’ve even been getting personal emails asking for more about Wales. And my response has always been the same, I’ll do it but not yet.
Well, I think that right now will be the best time to get that ball rolling. Why? Because the Germanic East and the Celtic West are about to come into direct conflict. Sure, things have never been all that friendly, but it’s going to get a lot worse thanks to an old man thinking a slave boy was cute as a button. Seriously, when you get right down to it, that’s basically what started this mess.
But that’s getting ahead of ourselves. First, lets talk about Wales and what makes it special and unique. After all, Wales has been on a very different track of development from the Anglo Saxon communities that we’ve been discussing.
But, unlike the Scotcast, we wont be covering the early history in heavy detail because we’ve already covered quite a lot of Welsh history in the show to date. So my thought is that I can largely remind you of the story with an attention to how it was affecting the Welsh, and if you want more detail you can double back and listen to some of those earlier shows… and that will let us quickly get to that fun, sub-Roman period and those people who were really irritating Gildas.