Planet 246

Nick Powell
Brittle with Relics: A History of Wales 1962-1997
by Richard King and
Hands Off Wales: Nationhood and Militancy
by Wyn Thomas

by Richard King

Faber & Faber, £25.00

In the International Eisteddfod Pavilion in Llangollen there’s a large framed photograph that I mentally captioned ‘a nation on its knees’ when I first saw it. Long since relegated to a back room, it depicts the Queen and Prince Philip progressing across the maes, in the late 1950s or early 1960s, escorted by the ‘great and the good’.

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About the author

Nick Powell covered Welsh politics for HTV Wales and ITV Wales for more than thirty years. He is now Political Editor of the news website EU Reporter.