Through this page you can access historiographical essays or critical reviews on books, articles, and novels that have inspired me as a historian. I always teach my students that it’s important to know the historian, as much as the history, and so I hope these studies offer some insight into the way I approach the past.

You can use the links above to find the reviews or click on the titles below:

Hywel Francis and Dai Smith, The Fed: A History of the South Wales Miners in the Twentieth Century (Lawrence & Wishart, 1980)

Gwyn A. Williams, When Was Wales? (Penguin, 1985)