The superb images in this book are drawn from this extraordinarily rich archive and provide a vivid story of how the rich heritage of Wales has been recorded and interpreted during a century of investigation. The format of this celebratory volume is that of 100 essays supported by concise and well-informed introductions to each era that reflect the story of Wales from caves to castles and our achievements in the modern age. This book sets out what we know in the first decade of this century and provides an insight into why our sense of place in Wales is so important. The book also makes clear the central role which the Commission has played in developing that understanding and why it will continue to help all people in Wales to gain that vital sense of the historic environment in which we live.
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