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Henry Richard, Apostle of Peace and Welsh Patriot
by Gwyn Griffiths
Normal price £14.99
Soft cover, 354 pages with 16 illustrations in black and white
ISBN 978 1 903427 33 0
Henry Richard was the secretary of the Peace Society from 1848 to 1886, an unconditional pacifist when the British Empire was at the height of its aggressive powers. He opposed British military adventures in the Crimea, Egypt, Afghanistan, South Africa, China and Burma and advocated a system of arbitration to settle disputes between countries.
As MP for Merthyr and Aberdare from 1868 to 1888 he continued this battle in Parliament with some notable successes. His radical politics were honed within the circle of Free Traders, Anti-Corn Law Leaguers and the Peace Society.
In Parliament he defended Wales and its language and was active in the development Welsh education. He opposed sectarian schools and the teaching of religion in schools, especially when funded from the public purse. He was a politician of considerable skill – and totally uncompromising.
About the author
Gwyn Griffiths was born in Tregaron, the same village as the subject of this work. In the course of a career encompassing the youth service, journalism, translation, broadcasting and PR, he has written travel books, a history of the Breton onion men and the Welsh National Anthem and co-edited The Turn of the Ermine – an anthology of Breton Literature.
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Stop the War:
A Graphic History
Normal price £20
Paperback 208 pages with 104 black & white and colour illustrations
ISBN 978 1 903427 59 0
> See a gallery of photographs from Stop the War A Graphic History as featured in the Guardian with commentary by Richard Norton-Taylor
Stop the War: A Graphic History celebrates in photographs 10 years of the Stop the War movement, the demonstrations and events that captured the imagination of a generation, creating Britain's biggest ever mass movement. Posters and graphics, cartoons by Steve Bell and Martin Rowson, art works in support of the campaign by Banksy, Jamie Reid, Peter Kennard, Ralph Steadman, David Gentleman and Billy Childish.