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The CeltsA History from Earliest Times to the Present$
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Bernhard Maier

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780748616053

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616053.001.0001

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Wales from Industrialisation to 1945

Wales from Industrialisation to 1945

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(p.231) Chapter 22 Wales from Industrialisation to 1945
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The Celts
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Bernhard Maier

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616053.003.0023

This chapter traces the history of Wales from industrialisation to 1945. With industrialisation came a defection by large segments of the population from the Church of England to nonconformist movements. Congregationalists and Baptists had already gained a foothold in Wales in the mid-seventeenth century, and now over 100 years later Methodism began to spread under the spiritual leadership of preacher and organiser Howell Harris (1714–73) and poet and writer William Williams (1717–91). The chapter then discusses Welsh literature since 1800, and Welsh in politics and culture.

Keywords:   Welsh literature, Welsh politics, Welsh culture, nonconformism, Methodism, Howell Harris, William Williams

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