Tributes paid to Welsh historian Dr John Davies

Tributes have been paid to historian Dr John Davies, who has died aged 76. As reported on BBC News Wales he was 'an author, broadcaster and teacher, he wrote what many consider to be the definitive book chronicling Wales: 'A History of Wales'. This work tracks the development of Wales from its earliest days to modern times.

In 2005, he received the Glyndwr Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts in Wales at the Machynlleth Festival. In 2010 he won the Wales Book of the Year for Cymru: Y 100 Lle I'w Gweld Cyn Marw (Wales: 100 Places to See Before Dying).

Dr John Davies was born in Treorchy and educated at Cardiff University and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was a founder member of the the Welsh Language Society and as the first secretary for Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg, helped organise the language campaigners' first protest in 1963 at Trefechan.

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