A collection of sixty four Welsh legends, gathered from across Wales. Previously published in four volumes as ‘Legends and Myths from Wales’. Learn how the Temptress of Cilgerran tricked her husband, the truth of the French invasion, why there is a Prince sleeping in caves deep beneath Carreg Cennen Castle, the secret of Culver Hole and why Twm Shon Cati is known as the Welsh Robin Hood. Discover the story of Dafydd Gam and how he got his name, why the Men of Harlech were so valiant and the reason King Tewdrig wanted to save his kingdom. Learn the incredible story of Merthyr and its Iron Masters. These are just a few of the stories told in these pages. Many of them are based on factual events. Some have mythical roots, but all are entertaining.
Hi. I'm Graham Watkins and I have spent the last few years researching welsh legends and myths. It has been a wonderful project and great fun as I explored rugged mountains, mysterious castles, enchanting waterfalls and golden beaches to discover the tales that have been handed down from generation to generation. Wales is a land of mystery and being a Celtic race the Welsh are fantastic story tellers.
Earlier in my life, I was a ships engineer and travelled across the world. When I got married I had a choice; return to sea or stay home with my new bride. I stayed and went into sales. In 1989 I started my own company and it prospered.
I sold the business in 2003 and, with my wife, ran away to a rambling farmhouse high in the Brecon Beacons. I learnt a lot selling the business and decided to write a book about how I did it. That's how I started writing. Today, I am a writer, hobby farmer and explorer. It's all been great fun and the story isn't over yet. My latest book 'Birth of a Salesman' has just been published and there are more to follow. Watch out for 'Blood and Dragons - The History of Carmarthenshire and the Gower.'
My current project 'The Iron Masters', is a historical novel, my first, chronicling the life of Nye Vaughn, a farm boy who becomes the most powerful arms manufacturer in the world. His cannons enabled Nelson to win the Battle of Trafalgar and cleared the field of French infantry at Waterloo.read more