John Jenkins: The Reluctant Revolutionary?

Authorised biography of the mastermind behind the sixties Welsh bombing campaign

Wyn Thomas

Authorised biography of John Barnard Jenkins. A former British Army officer turned leader of Welsh nationalist paramilitary organisation Mudiad Amddiffyn Cymru, he masterminded their 1960s bombing campaign, protesting British state oppression and exploitation of Wales' natural resources.
Date Published :
June 2019
Publisher :
Y Lolfa
Illustration :
49 photos (some color and some b/w)
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ISBN : 9781912631070
Pages : 400
Dimensions : 9.4 X 6.3 inches
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ISBN : 9781912631148
Pages : 400
Dimensions : 9.3 X 6.1 inches
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Overview
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Authorised biography of John Barnard Jenkins. A former British Army officer turned leader of Welsh nationalist paramilitary organisation Mudiad Amddiffyn Cymru, he masterminded their 1960s bombing campaign, protesting British state oppression and exploitation of Wales’ natural resources in the wake of the Tryweryn scandal and in the run-up to the Investiture of Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales. The campaign led to a ten-year prison sentence for Jenkins, but also to increased public awareness of the issues and demand for devolved powers for Wales. A reclusive revolutionary, John Jenkins has been extremely guarded about his life and the bombing campaign, and until now little has been made public. Here he finally goes on record to tell the full story. After decades of speculation, this book finally opens the door on one of the most fascinating periods of Welsh history and one of the most intriguing, iconic and controversial figures of recent Welsh history. The sensational new material in the book generated UK-wide coverage in print, TV and digital media, with radio and TV documentaries on the BBC. Of special interest in light of the growing debate about Welsh independence.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction; Chapter 1: An idyllic childhood; Chapter 2: Oh, you’re a Welshman!; Chapter 3: If you want the revolution to be successful, you must bide your time; Chapter 4: Heavy is the head that wears the crown; Chapter 5: ‘They got me for anything’; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index

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