I recently bought a copy of John Speed’s 17th century map of Anglesey, to add to my collection of Anglesey Maps. An exquisite, highly decorated map, it was engraved from Speed’s drawings by Jodocus Hondius and first published in 1611 by Sudbury and Humble. They published several editions through the early 1600s, including one in… Read More Who Were the Earls of Anglesey?
My Anglesey History web site had its beginnings in 1995 as a single page on my main business site for Kovach Computing Services. Five years later I hived it off to a separate web site, Anglesey-History.co.uk, and started expanding it with various new major sections. In 2008 I added a completely new section on the… Read More Revisiting the Windmills of Anglesey
During the Christmas/New Year break my wife and I have been talking a lot about local Pentraeth history. A freshwater ecologist, she has been building up a thread on Twitter about the Afon Nodwydd, the river that runs through Pentraeth to the sea at Red Wharf Bay/Traeth Coch. The thread explores its ecology, history, and… Read More The Many Ages of Mary Owen