This is an integrated range of studies, focussing on Wales, by a long-established, internationally-recognised academic authority and member of the House of Lords, on the advance of democracy and the evolving idea of national identity in modern Britain. Looking back to the impact of change in Europe and the wider world from the 1789 revolution in France onwards, this book covers key personalities such as Lloyd George, the impact of the First World War in Wales, and relates to contemporary debates on Scottish independence and the connections with Europe. It opens up wider issues of open government, foreign policy, the rule of law and and cultural diversity.
Kenneth O. Morgan is currently a Research Professor at King's College, London. A Fellow of the British Academy, and a member of the House of Lords since 2000, Lord Morgan is also an Honourable Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford, and of Oriel College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the Universities of Swansea, Cardiff, Glamorgan. He has also held the positions of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and Senior Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales.
Foreword 1. Consensus and Conflict in Modern Welsh History 2. Democracy in Wales, Chartism to Devolution 3. Kentucky's `Cottage-bred Man': Abraham Lincoln and Welsh Democracy 4. The Relevance of Henry Richard 5. Lloyd George as a Parliamentarian 6. Flintshire's Liberal Loyalist: the Political Achievement of Sir Herbert Lewis 7. Wales and the First World War 8. Alfred Zimmern's Brave New World: Liberalism and the League in 1919 and After 9. England, Wales, Britain and the Audit of War 10. Power and Glory: Labour in War and Reconstruction 1939 - 1951 11. Welsh Devolution: the past and the future 12. Wales and Europe: From Revolutionary Convention to Welsh Assembly, 1789 - 2014 Postscript: A Tale of Two Unions