Goethe is a name that should need no introduction. The preeminent thinker of his time, he mastered almost every trade that took his fancy. A capable scientist, best-selling novelist, pioneering playwright, skilful painter, competent statesmen and celebrated poet, Goethe’s intellectual record ranks alongside legacies as illustrious as Leonardo Da Vinci’s, Benjamin Franklin’s and Nicola Tesla’s.
The Rebecca riots were more than just a protest movement against the tolls. The concept of “Rebecca” still resonates in Wales to this day.