Ysgolan and the burning books.. #EmergenceTheory Archived Message
Posted by Gerard on February 22, 2018, 9:36 am, in reply to "Re: Sorry Gerard, but Welsh history has not been "dumbed down" for nearly two millennia"
I'm not sure I have a "Marxist Perspective" I think many here know that I am a Schumachian (but not an "-ist"), Green voter very much in favour of, "Brythonic Devolution/Independence"....That means (as I gave stated before), that as a Schumachian "mixed-economy" is still a long way off I am in favour of more public ownership and a considerable growth within the "communal sector" (co-operatives and communes et.al), in order that they become the "third-leg"...I do not however believe this should be enforced but rather encouraged and that by the application of the principles of "Emergence Theory" whereby the unsustainable economy is replaced by the sustainable one concomitant with the costs of continued exploitation (the excess profits or "surplus value" within the old-economy subsidising the emergent), .. |
Here is the ref. from, "The Holy Kingdom" I was looking for;
"Welsh records have, through the ages, been deliberately suppressed by the English establishment"..."it is true that few original manuscripts have survived, one reason being that from 1100 onwards large numbers of these precious documents were transferred to the Tower of London, usually as the personal libraries of Welsh princes held captive there*" ..(and that), "these records would probably today be in the library of the British Museum, or some other august".. ("Ha!" Ed.).."institution, were it not that at some time around 1300 a monk named Ysgolan took it upon himself to burn the majority of them*. Centuries of chaos, Viking raids, the devastation caused by Henry VIII's closure of the monasteries".. (and Crmowell's fundamentalist bully-boys...Ed.), .." and plain old neglect took their toll, causing many to be lost."
Gilbert discusses fully the numerous occasions when the history of these Islands (and Wales especially), was deliberately redacted.
*"As he was of the Roman Church, brought to England in the wake of the Saxon invasions by Augustine in AD. 597, many of these documents would have referred to the teachings of the original British Church founded earlier, his motives appear to be suspect."