Wales by Jan Morris

From the Introduction: This little book is called ‘Wales’, but it is really an anthology of Cymreictod, Welshness, the consciousness of being Welsh. The history of Wales, one of the most extraordinary in Europe, is shot through with one unbroken purpose: the defence of Welshness against all odds, against Saxons, against Normans, against English, against conformity of every kind.

This is made up of snippets from verse, literature and external observations and only the scant spattering of italic print indicates where you find Morris’s input. Really not what I was looking for.



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