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IT is a worrying fact that the majority of Welsh know so little of their/our history.

Not always "our" fault perhaps, as it may not have been taught to them, or they may have opted to study other subjects.

Yet Simon Schama's recent outstanding exploration of English history from pre-Norman times wows me to attempt to kindle an awareness of "Welshness".

We're surrounded by the remains of Welsh history in the form of "our" castles.

Our own history is one of our most precious assets and we have so much of it to offer.

It is a national crime that it is too often ignored.

ADRIEN JONES, Llandeilo IN THE recent elections in India, there were no candidates advocating the return to government by the British Raj.

There are no reports of any Americans searching the harbour in Boston for 241-year-old tea chests prior to inviting back the redcoats' rule by England.

There are no letters in the Irish Times begging for the return of the "Black and Tans" government by Westminster.

So - be brave Scotland; vote yes - you too will never regret it.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jul 6, 2014
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