The History of Cardiff

History of Cardiff

The history of Cardiff is extensive, and it has a long and rich past. People have been living in the area for more than 6,000 years, dating back to the Neolithic period. Read on to learn more about the city’s development. Listed below are some of the most important events in the city’s past. Let’s start with the Battle of St. Fagans. After that, we’ll cover the Industrial Revolution, the Construction of the Capital Tower, and Bute Park.

Battle of St. Fagans

On the morning of May 8, 1745, a pro-royalist rebellion erupted in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The rebels had gathered support from throughout Wales. The English Parliament, angry about the appointment of ex-royalists to power, sent troops to quell the uprising. The two armies clashed in fields west of Cardiff. The rebels were armed with clubs and simple weapons.

Industrial Revolution

The history of the Industrial Revolution in Cardiff is an important chapter in the history of this Welsh city. Once renowned for slate quarries and coal mining, Cardiff has since transformed into an epicentre for science, technology, creativity and business. The industrial revolution in Cardiff contributed to the rapid transformation of Wales, and its scale and culture of innovation contributed to the advancement of society. But while the Industrial Revolution has led to Cardiff’s prosperity, the city must continue to support enterprise and innovation across all sectors.

Construction of Capital Tower

The new tallest building in Cardiff, the Capital Tower, is just under two years old and stands at a height of 210 metres. Trinova Real Estate has fitted out two vacant offices in the building. The project cost PS1.5 million and was completed in the summer of 2007.

Development of Bute Park

Development of Bute Park in Cardiff’s past dates back to mediaeval times. The old course of the River Taff ran close to the Feeder Canal, and it continued down to Westgate Street. This new course, known as the ‘New Cut,’ is a result of the Dock Feeder Canal, built between 1836 and 1841. The canal follows the course of a mill leat, which was built in the 12th century and fed the River Taff. Today, the Canal has become a vital part of the history of Cardiff, providing jobs and industries along its course.

Orders of Friars in Cardiff

The history of the Orders of Friars in Cardiff is complicated. Both orders were welcomed by residents. The Grey Friars believed that a life of poverty and renunciation would draw them closer to God. The Black Friars, on the other hand, were known to be more aloof and self-righteous. Despite their contrasting beliefs, the local people welcomed both orders. Here are the stories behind the two orders in Cardiff:

Origins of the Welsh Office

Before 1999, the Secretary of State for Wales carried out executive functions for Wales. Although there was no Welsh electoral mandate for the Secretary of State, he was able to exercise this power in the name of the Welsh people. His successor was the Secretary of State for Wales. The Welsh Office’s functions were split between administrative and policy matters, including implementing government policy in Wales. After the merger of the Welsh Office and the National Assembly in 1999, the secretary of state for Wales remained the head of the department.