The Language of the Blue Books: The Perfect Instrument of Empire
The 1847 Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the state of education in Wales, which became known as The Treachery of the Blue Books, was a major turning point in Welsh history. This book traces the background of the report and its creators.
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English views of Wales and the Welsh before 1847
Education religion and language in Wales before 1847
Attitudes to language
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