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Wales and Brexit, by Emyr Lewis

March 17, 2018 1 Comment
Wales and Brexit, by Emyr Lewis

In this guest blog the lawyer and poet Emyr Lewis considers some of the complex questions, constitutional and legal, economic and cultural, that arise for Wales from the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.  The text was originally given on 8 March 2018 in Swansea University as the Royal Institution of South Wales’s St […]

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Magnus Maximus, man and memory

November 21, 2016 2 Comments
Magnus Maximus, man and memory

Doing some research recently on the Roman fort and settlement of Segontium I found myself face to face with a Roman emperor, Magnus Maximus.  His story is interesting but not unusual.  Later memory of him, especially in his guise as Macsen Wledig, is singular. His face stares out of coins he had minted to cement […]

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The Home Rule All Round movement

November 28, 2015 0 Comments
The Home Rule All Round movement

To get a swift appreciation of the whole sweep of Welsh history for a current project, I’ve been re-reading John Davies’s great Hanes Cymru / A history of Wales (rev. ed. 2007). It’s a big book but the pleasure of reading it is even bigger. Especially when you pause in your reading to remember John […]

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What Calgacus said

August 27, 2013 2 Comments
What Calgacus said

Andrew Marr recently made the point that the future of Scotland is a subject almost totally ignored in the rest of the UK.  ‘Nobody is talking about what kind of a Scotland we want after independence’, he said, ‘people in England haven’t really come to terms with what it would mean.’  It would be fair […]

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