The ‘Heroes and Heroines of Wales’ story collection

From princes to saints and from kings to quarrymen, Wales's history is made up of fascinating characters that have helped shape our country as we know it today.

The ‘Heroes and Heroines of Wales’ story collection

The ‘Heroes and Heroines of Wales’ story collection

From princes to saints and from kings to quarrymen, Wales's history is made up of fascinating characters that have helped shape our country as we know it today.

We've chosen seven enchanting stories about Wales's many heroes and heroines to help discover our country's historic tales and legends. What's more, you can follow in the footsteps of these characters by visiting some of the fascinating sites across Wales this summer.

The following stories are available to download from this page:

1. Branwen Ferch Llŷr: Marriage brings tragedy not unity
2. Gwenllian: Welsh Warrior Princess
3. Llywelyn the Great: The powerful prince who united Wales
4. Saint David: The patron saint of Wales
5. Santes Dwynwen: Welsh patron saint of love
6. Sidney Gilchrist Thomas: Secret experiments that changed the world
7. William Burges: 'Ugly Burges, who designs lovely things…'

Have a go at our quiz to find out how much you know about Wales's history — before and after you've read our stories. You'll be surprised how much you learn!