This is a new and expanded edition of a path-breaking book first published in 1991. It was the first volume of essays published on Welsh women's history and has become a classic. It has helped to stimulate much research on the subject. This twentieth anniversary edition serves a double purpose. It makes the original text available once more and examines how women's history has developed over the last two decades. Written in a lively and accessible style, it helps to redefine Wales as much more than 'the land of our fathers'.