Welsh history and its sources
Welsh history and its sources

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Welsh history and its sources

1.1.4 History tools

This course contains very basic devices that will enable you to make a start in your exploration of Welsh history.

There are three primary tools for you to explore:

  • The Welsh history timeline provides a basic overview of the more important events in the history of Wales.

  • The glossary of Welsh history is a searchable database of words and phrases that figure prominently in writings about the history of Wales.

  • A bibliography of Welsh history.

The Welsh history timeline is presented to you as a series of Compendium maps. Compendium is a knowledge map software tool for visual thinking, used within the OpenLearn website. For more details on how to use Compendium and to see some examples of how it can be used, read the OpenLearn QuickStart Guide [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

The glossary of Welsh history is also accessible by selecting the link provided in the text. It will be presented to you as a navigable set of glossary pages in alphabetical order.

The bibliography of Welsh history allows you both to pursue your own interests by discovering further reading and to gain an overview of the scope of Welsh historical scholarship.

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