Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Ynys Môn and the Kingdom of Gwynedd.

It’s a pity that some people don’t know their history when trying to defend the Conservative imposed Anglesey County Council. It was John Redwood in 1996, and I can’t recall a referendum then either.

The sovereignty of Ynys Môn? - never had one; we have always been part of Gwynedd, the Kingdom of Gwynedd that is.

Learn more:

Read the book 'A history of Wales' by John Davies
Wikipedia -
Kingdom of Gwynedd

Update - It seems the Welsh Assembly have similar thoughts about merging the Councils see BBC Betsan's blog


Paul Williams said...

"Following local government changes in 1974 Anglesey lost the independent status it had enjoyed since 1536 when it was absorbed into a larger regional authority, the new county of Gwynedd"

p.147, "Anglesey: the concise history", David A. Pretty

kp said...

Quite so!

I am beginning to like Mr Williams more and more.

Prometheuswrites said...

"... we have always been part of Gwynedd ..." Not all of Anglesey.

Niwbwrch belonged to Spain for 40 odd years.

Check out Carr's 'Medieval Anglesey' - there may still be a copy in Llagefni library.