World: Of Wales and Its Princes

WELSHMEN break into song as readily as lesser men tell jokes, and after an evening in any Welsh pub, it is perfectly possible to believe that all who sing off-key are packed off to England at the age of 15. Their songs are stirring, and the best dwell on the eternal glory of the nation. "Wales will be as Wales has been," pledges Men of Harlech, "so great in freedom's story." Reserved Northerners and more outgoing Southerners alike take great pride in the brave Welsh heritage. The real heroes remain those ancient warriors who...

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