There is a certain arrogance in the view that we are all one people in this
We are the descendants of these peoples, along with an admixture of Norman French (Vikings), and the later waves of recent immigrants from other lands. For centuries there have been migrations of people mainly moving in a westerly direction, and
The Welsh retain their Celtic disposition, a leaning to music and poetry and the arts, a closeness of community and the values of the hearth, an innate sense of equality and justice and a natural unaffected modesty and co-operative attitude to one’s neighbours and society. These attributes were codified in the laws of the tywysog Hywel Dda. True, these are generalisations and there are differences within the groups, but they are still identifiable in the make-up of large numbers of the population. The British are noted for their tenacity and obdurateness in the face of danger, yet these characteristics come from the original British, the Cymry, who would never give in and would fight to the end to preserve their culture and beloved land. “ Britons never, never, never will be slaves” is the fundamental nature of the Cymry and the Scots, who were forced to defend their land and their homes against foreign invasion and colonisation.
The fact that there are these differences among the peoples of these islands adds colour and variety to the various groupings within society. Let us not forget that these people make up separate nations within the