A-Z of the Isle of Anglesey A-Z of the Isle of Anglesey

Warren Kovach

The island of Anglesey off the northwest coast of Wales has a long and fascinating history. Its ancient and complex geology has created a special habitat for wildlife and it has also been a heartland for Welsh culture from the time of the Iron Age Druids to the present day. More recently, it is the site of the spectacular structures built in the Industrial revolution to link Anglesey to the mainland, Telford’s Menai Suspension Bridge and Robert Stephenson’s Britannia Bridge.

In this book author Warren Kovach picks out the places and people that make Anglesey special, from Churches and Chapels to Lighthouses, which are of particular importance on the island, to large landowning families such as the Bulkeleys and prominent individuals such as Christmas Evans and Kyffin Williams. The richness of the natural world on the island will be addressed in sections on the Geology and Nature Reserves sections, the economy and social structures examined in sections like Fairs and Markets, Industry and Transport.

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A-Z of the Isle of Anglesey reveals the stories behind the island, its places and people. A broad picture of Anglesey’s history through the ages is painted and it brings to life the story of how the island of today was shaped. This fascinating A-Z tour of Anglesey’s history is fully illustrated with photography and will appeal to all those with an interest in this distinctive island.


About the Author

Warren Kovach is the author of the Amberley books Anglesey Through Time and Anglesey in 50 Buildings, as well as the popular Anglesey-History.co.uk website, which highlights aspects of the island's history, supplemented by many of his own photographs. Born and raised in Ohio, USA, he moved to Anglesey in the early 1990s and soon set about exploring its history and landscape. He has a PhD as a researcher in biology, ecology and palaeontology, but later moved to developing scientific computer software. He is a keen photographer and has had his photos published in many national newspapers, books and magazines around the world. He is also a trustee of the Menai Bridge Community Heritage Trust. You can follow him on Twitter at @AngleseyHist or on the Anglesey History Facebook page.

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Book details

Format: Paperback, 234 x 165 mm
Pages: 96
Images: 100
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Plc, March 2020
ISBN: 9781445695594


  • A – Amlwch and the Copper Kingdom
  • B – Bulkeley Family
  • C – Churches and Chapels
  • D – Druids
  • E – Christmas Evans
  • F – Fairs and Markets
  • G – Geology
  • H – Houses
  • I – Industry
  • J – Jets and Propellers
  • K – Sir Kyffin Williams
  • L – Lighthouses
  • M – Morris Brothers
  • N – Nature Reserves
  • O – Over the Strait
  • P – Prehistoric Monuments
  • Q – Quays
  • R – RNLI Lifeboats
  • S – Saints
  • T – Transport
  • U – Earls of Uxbridge
  • V – Vikings
  • W – Windmills
  • X – A Kiss for St Dwynwyn’s Day
  • Y – Ynysoedd (Islands)
  • Z – Zoos


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About Anglesey History

This is a web site developed by Dr Warren Kovach to celebrate the history of the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales.


Copyright © 1995- Warren Kovach, Anglesey, Wales. All Rights Reserved. The photographs and text on these pages may be downloaded and viewed for your own interest, but you MAY NOT distribute them, reproduce them on other web sites, or use them in any form for any commercial purpose without the express permission of the copyright holder.

Last modified 1 September, 2023