Coddington was born in Anglesey, an island off the coast of Wales, and grew up during the tail end of World War II.
I grew up in Cardiff, Wales, where the Jewish community, as in most British cities is relatively healthy but extremely small.
French president François Mitterrand rested his head here multiple times, as did Princess Diana of Wales and the Agha Khan.
The diamond Prince of Wales feathers brooch was modified by Diana to be worn as a necklace.
Wales fostered a loose system of collective management, in which he played guide and gentle prodder but not boss.
He was at bitter enmity with his son George, Prince of Wales; they never met if they could avoid a meeting.
Wales continues in a distracted state, and acts of incendiarism are common.
I shall be at home to nobody, Withers, this afternoon, even if the Prince of Wales came and sat on my doorstep again.
Vortigern himself retired into Wales, and was burnt in his castle there, in 485.
It should be remembered, however, that there were no seats of learning in Wales such as Ireland and Scotland possessed.
Old English walu "ridge," as of earth or stone, later "ridge made on flesh by a lash" (related to weal (n.2)); from Proto-Germanic *walo (cf. Low German wale "weal," Old Frisian walu "rod," Old Norse völr "round piece of wood," Gothic walus "a staff, stick," Dutch wortel, German wurzel "root"). The common notion perhaps is "raised line." Used in reference to the ridges of textile fabric from 1580s. Wales "horizontal planks which extend along a ship's sides" is attested from late 13c.
A mark raised on the skin, as by a whip; a weal or welt. v. waled, wal·ing, wales
To raise marks on the skin, as by whipping.
One of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, occupying the western peninsula of the island of Great Britain. Its capital and largest city is Cardiff.
Note: Welsh culture is known for its writers and singers, dating back more than one thousand years to the bards (poet-singers) of the Middle Ages.