The Welsh Warrior through the Ages
By Jonathan Morgan.
Illustrated by Robert Macdonald RWSW (President), MA (RCA), Diop.LCSAD.
Foreward by Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC
It is probably a fact of history that, when a small country stands as an adjunct of a big, powerful country, the collective unconscious or psyche of that small country probably has the characteristics of an inferiority complex. In terms of the Welsh, the defeat and demise of both Prince Llewelyn and Owain Glyndwr have probably given them the role of victim or glory in defeat.
Regarding military prowess, it has been perceived that the Celts have sometimes been used as cannon fodder, coming from small impoverished countries while the British Army is run primarily by the English establishment who have wound up the Celts to prove themselves in battle. Hence the huge proliferation of gallantry awards acquired by the Celts.
The Welsh Warrior Through The Ages is both an inspirational title and a long-overdue book. Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC
The Welsh are said to have been England’s earliest ally because Welsh archers fought with Edward 1 against the Scots. Over the centuries, during times of war and conflict, the nation’s servicemen have played vital roles in the Army, the Royal Navy and the RAF, never more so that during the two world wars.
The Welsh Warrior Through The Ages is a labour of love that will be enjoyed and cherished for many decades to come.
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