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The Norman-built keep at Cardiff Castle. Matthew Dixon/Shutterstock

How the people of Wales became Welsh

At one point, the Welsh, Cornish, Scottish, Bretons and northern English were all "Kymry" - so what changed?
The term ‘medieval’ is being used by politicians to denote others who do not observe modern ‘civilised’ rules and to whom these rules also do not apply. Flickr/Nuno Martins

‘Medieval’ makes a comeback in modern politics: what’s going on?

According to Hansard, in the parliament of John Howard’s first term of government the adjective “medieval” was used eight times. In the following term, however, it cropped up 46 times. What happened? Why…

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