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Happy St David's Day

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We admire the people of Wales as defenders of freedom, for having beautiful singers, for caring about their history and language.

In 1212 and 1215, Welsh rebellions helped to undermine the power of King John and establish Magna Carta, which returned to the Welsh their lands and liberties. All those who love Magna Carta owe the Welsh a debt.

In 1284, after a series of bitter winter campaigns, Edward I conquered gallant Prince Llywelyn and Wales.

Over the next seven hundred and fifty years, the Cymry helped to fight and win important battles for Britain and for freedom.

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View across Cardiff Bay. Outside London, Cardiff is the United Kingdom's largest media centre.

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Brecon Beacons Image: UK Holiday Trips/Wales

The Welsh are famous for their singers, and for their love of home. Here is Bryn Terfel singing a Welsh lullaby and love song -

To all those who call Wales their home, may every day be a fine day for you.

This post is added to and republished every year - except for this year, when pleasant but unexpected events limited posting.

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