"The arms that you wield now are not such as your forefathers wielded; but they are infinitely more effective, and infinitely more irresistable" ~ Cymru Fydd leaflet, 1890

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Terry Jones' Great Map Mystery

Whilst looking up Colwyn Bay's born Monty Python member Terry Jones, I came across his 'Great Map Mystery'. In this four part series he traces the roads shown in John Ogilby's 'Britannia', the world's first road atlas.

The first episode sees Terry travelling on the road to Aberystwyth. Although in the episode we learn it's more likely a road from Aberystwyth as it highlights the silver mines that funded the military of the time.

The show was made by the EBC so you have to expect an Anglicisation of Welsh history. Based on the strength of episode one I have downloaded all four from youtube and will watch them all in due course. In the meantime I will share them here for those, like me, who missed them the first time around.

If the videos above do not display, or if you would rather watch them via youtube then please use the following links.

Episode 1 - http://youtu.be/KXPxBgIrWxs (Aberystwyth)
Episode 2 - http://youtu.be/dkvayyIUmbc (St David's)
Episode 3 - http://youtu.be/AhFEvbuBXMU (Holywell)
Episode 4 - http://youtu.be/nE5lCB9oiQY (Holyhead)

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