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The Union since 1961—Mass Attitudes

Iain Mclean and Alistair McMillan

in State of the Union

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199258208
eISBN:
9780191603334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter presents survey information on popular attitudes towards the Union and Unionism. This includes the survey of attitudes to the Union commissioned (and then ignored, because its findings ... More


Nationalism and Devolution

Kenneth O. Morgan

in Rebirth of a Nation: Wales 1880–1980

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198217367
eISBN:
9780191678233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217367.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In 1945, and for several years afterwards, Welsh nationalism seemed to be as dead as the druids. Self-government in any form aroused little more than derision among most of the public. The dominant ... More


A Welsh Perspective

H. Jenkins Geraint

in The Promotion of Knowledge: Lectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263129
eISBN:
9780191734861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter comments on Keith Robbins' lecture on the history of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It criticizes Robbins' failure to discuss the Welsh language, which is critical to the understanding and ... More


‘Adapt to the Future.’ The Tory Remaking of Wales, 1979–97

Martin Johnes

in Wales since 1939

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086663
eISBN:
9781781705988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086663.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter eleven looks at the efforts to remake Wales in the 1980s and 1990s against the background of economic dislocation and a sense of national crisis. The Conservative government's efforts to ... More


Conquest, roads and resistance in medieval Wales

Dylan Foster Evans

in Roadworks: Medieval Britain, medieval roads

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085062
eISBN:
9781526104267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085062.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines cultural responses to roads in medieval Wales and shows that there is a growing body of evidence that roads were constructed in medieval Wales before the Edwardian conquest, ... More


‘Nationalists of Many Varieties.’ 1951–70

Martin Johnes

in Wales since 1939

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086663
eISBN:
9781781705988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086663.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter eight explores the rise of popular Welsh nationalism in the late 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s as a response to the changing structure of Wales. It considers the direct action campaigns of the ... More


Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS Peniarth 12: The Development of a Bilingual Miscellany—Welsh and English

William Marx

in Insular Books: Vernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265833
eISBN:
9780191771996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS Peniarth 12 is a predominantly Welsh-language miscellany that also contains texts in Middle English and Latin. On folio 79v is the inscription ‘Llyfr Hugh ... More


‘Life Among the Hills.’ The Welsh Way of Life, 1951–70

Martin Johnes

in Wales since 1939

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086663
eISBN:
9781781705988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086663.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter six examines the changes undergone by rural communities in the same period, looking at perceptions of a society in crisis under the pressures of emigration and modernization. It argues that ... More


‘Druid’ Jones on the Carmarthen Circuit: Radicalization and Recreation on the Celtic Fringe

Michael J. Franklin

in Orientalist Jones: Sir William Jones, Poet, Lawyer, and Linguist, 1746-1794

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199532001
eISBN:
9780191730900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532001.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History, British and Irish Modern History

Jones chose to train as a barrister as a career in which intellectual merit might rival aristocratic privilege, facilitating independence. This chapter illustrates work and leisure as he rode the ... More


Understanding Brexit in Wales: Austerity, Elites and National Identity

Hugh Mackay

in Contested Britain: Brexit, Austerity and Agency

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529205008
eISBN:
9781529205053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529205008.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Support for Brexit in Wales looks similar to that in England. The turn-out in Wales was very high, the same as the UK average and, as in Brexit-voting parts of England, there was strong ... More


Welsh Americans: A History of Assimilation in the Coalfields

Ronald L. Lewis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832202
eISBN:
9781469605814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887905_lewis
Subject:
History, Economic History

In 1890, more than 100,000 Welsh-born immigrants resided in the United States. A majority of them were skilled laborers from the coal mines of Wales who had been recruited by American mining ... More


Y Gymraes (The Welshwoman): Ambivalent Domesticity in Women’s Welsh-language Interwar Print Media

Lisa Sheppard

in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1918-1939: The Interwar Period

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474412537
eISBN:
9781474445054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412537.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter offers a case study of the Welsh-language women’s monthly domestic magazine, Y Gymraes (The Welshwoman). The first magazine called Y Gymraes was founded in 1850 in response to ... More


Protestant Dissent in Wales

Eryn White

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume II: The Long Eighteenth Century c. 1689-c. 1828

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198702245
eISBN:
9780191838910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702245.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Wales was once perceived as a ‘nation of Nonconformists’, but immediately after the Glorious Revolution, Dissenters represented a tiny minority of the Welsh population. One of the roots of later ... More


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