To demonstrate understanding of how Wales came under English rule and the role of the Welsh Assembly today. To Explore democracy in Britain and the Role of central Parliament. To examine what the European Union is and why its important.
To demonstrate understanding of how Wales came under English rule.
READ THROUGH THE FOLLOWING SLIDES OF THE CELTIC NATION AND MAKE A SPIDER DIAGRAM OF THE KEY POINTS
Originally (and traditionally) a Celtic land and one of the Celtic nations, a distinct Welsh national identity emerged in the early fifth century, after the Roman withdrawal from Britain. The 13th-century defeat of Llewelyn by Edward I completed the Anglo-Norman conquest of Wales and brought about centuries of English occupation. Wales was subsequently incorporated into England with the Laws in Wales Acts 1535–1542, creating the legal entity known today as England and Wales.
However, distinctive Welsh politics developed in the 19th century, and in 1881 the Welsh Sunday Closing Act became the first legislation applied exclusively to Wales. In 1955 Cardiff was proclaimed as national capital. In 1999 the National Assembly for Wales was created, which holds responsibility for a range of devolved matters.
Read the story about Llewellyn the Last taken from http://en.wikipedia.o rg/wiki/Llywelyn_th e_Last Take the key points and create a time line using words and illustrations.
After the failed revolt in 1294-5 of Madog ap Llywelyn there was no major uprising until that led by Owain Glyndŵr a century later, against Henry IV of England. In 1404 Owain was reputedly crowned Prince of Wales in the presence of emissaries from France, Spain and Scotland; he went on to hold parliamentary assemblies at several Welsh towns, including Machynlleth. The rebellion was unsuccessful and Owain went into hiding in 1412, with peace being more or less restored in Wales by 1415.
Although the English conquest of Wales took place under the 1284 Statute of Rhuddlan, a formal Union did not occur until 1536, shortly after which Welsh law, which continued to be used in Wales after the conquest, was fully replaced by English law under the Laws in Wales Acts 1535-1542. Homework: Research Owain Glyndwr and write a news article about him. Imagine you are reporting from the time, what do you think of Glyndwr, How will you portray him.
Was Wales always part of Great Britain? Describe the Welsh flag Describe the British Flag When did Wales become subject to British Rule? How? When was Cardiff officially named as the Welsh capital?