- Welsh independence
Welsh independence is an ideal advocated by certain political movements within the Welsh electorate that would like
Walesto secedefrom the United Kingdomand become a sovereign state, repealing the Acts of Union between Englandand Wales in 1536and 1543. [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/history/sites/tudors/pages/act_of_union_1543.shtml - BBC Wales History - the Act of Union] ]
Owain Glyndŵrlead an unsuccessful revolt ("Welsh Revolt/Glyndŵr Rising") against English rule in 1400. He was proclaimed Prince of Walesby his supporters (the last Welsh native to be given the title), but disappeared 1412.
Revolts stopped when the Welsh-born, Henry VII became king. He was known in Wales as
Y Mab Darogan(a Welsh messianiclegend, who was destined to force the English out of Britain).
This ideology is politically promoted in the main by the Welsh nationalist party,
Plaid Cymru. [cite web|url=http://www.plaidcymru.org/content.php?nID=aims;lID=1|title=Aims : Plaid Cymru - the Party of Wales|publisher=www.plaidcymru.org|accessdate=2008-01-11]
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