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Jacob Rees-Mogg: ‘England and Wales benefitted from being part of single kingdom since reign of Edward I’

31 Dec 2021 2 minute read
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Jacob Rees-Mogg has claimed that “England and Wales have both benefitted from being part of a single kingdom since the reign of Edward I”.

The Eton-educated Tory MP and UK cabinet minster suggested that both countries have benefitted since Wales’ conquest and annexation in 1283 by the English monarch, who was often referred to as the Longshanks, in a post on social media.

Following the annexation Edward embarked on a policy of English colonisation and settlement of Wales, which included building a series of imposing castles, known as the Iron Ring, to secure the conquered territory.

The territory did not become one kingdom at the time. Some of the land was divided between Marcher lords. Other lands were retained by Edward under direct royal control and were organised under the Statute of Rhuddlan of 1284.

However, they did not become part of the Kingdom of England because were the English King’s personal fief. In 1301, they were granted to Edward’s son, Edward of Caernarfon (the future Edward II), with the title “Prince of Wales”. The lands and title then became the customary endowment of the heir to the throne.

Wales was formally incorporated into the Kingdom of England with the Laws in Wales Acts 1535 and 1542, which was during the reign of King Henry VIII of England.

Rees-Mogg was responding to comments from the Westminster-appointed Welsh Secretary Simon Hart about England being loaned four million Lateral Flow Tests by Wales, amid a shortage in the country.

The Welsh Government’s Economy Minister Vaughan Gething said: “Wales loans England millions of lateral flow tests amid ‘worrying’ shortage before NYE from ⁦@Independent – you’re welcome ⁦@sajidjavid⁩ it’s what good neighbours do”.

Welsh Secretary Simon Hart replied: “Vaughan is right, as one United Kingdom (rather than ‘good neighbours’) UK Government have been proud to source & provide vaccines, boosters, antivirals, tests, MoD personnel, furlough for 1 in 3 workers & funding of over £8 billion for Welsh Government during the pandemic.”


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Grayham Jones
11 months ago

Kick all English party’s out of wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 we in wales have got to stop being little Englanders and and be proud to be welsh it’s time for a new wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Argol Fawr
Argol Fawr
11 months ago
Reply to  Grayham Jones

But they’re not and no it isn’t, but you may be right over history not being taught. English propaganda having been crowbarred on us disguised as history for at least 200 years.

Andrew
Andrew
11 months ago

Edward bankrupt the crown coffers to build the most extensive and expensive castle building program ever seen in western Europe. All this just to subdue and annex our little nation. He ordered the murder of hundreds of our bards,in an attempt to deny us our history. The Cymru must have loved being on the receiving end of Edward’s good will to our people.

Lyn Thomas
Lyn Thomas
11 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

He also executed several hundred Jews and confiscated their wealth, which strangely enough paid for his conquest of Wales… not sure about the bards though, that is found in a Hungarian poem and is not based in fact…..

Andrew
Andrew
11 months ago
Reply to  Lyn Thomas

Hi Lyn. If you avoid the English establishment echo chamber academic version of history,you will find a lot of air brushed and hidden history that is deemed not worthy of mention. Heddwch/ Peace.

Gareth Plas
Gareth Plas
11 months ago

What Edward 1 did to Wales, our people and its culture could only be compared to what the “English” did to the Scots in 1746 after Culloden. Rees Mogg must have been round the back of the bike sheds at Eton smoking dope when the history lessons were taking place. Maybe with this new “woke” thing, we’ll all get an apology, and then we can remain within Chester city walls after dark.

hdavies15
hdavies15
11 months ago
Reply to  Gareth Plas

Rees Mogg more likely to be a time traveller from the intensely colonial period of the 18th century. Sense of entitlement is maxed out, he just thinks he’s delivering civilization to all 4 corners of the world ( or 4 corners of the UK !)

Andrew
Andrew
11 months ago

Oh! Forgot to mention the invention of a new way to execute our princes,the method of being hung drawn and quartered.Given that the native princes were in the habit of taking their vast libraries to be incarcerated with them, Edward also saw to it that millennia of indigenous knowledge never saw the light of day again and was destroyed. Edward had a problem with the fact that there were native kings on this island stretching back millennia prior to 1066 and also the arrival of the Saxon’s and Romans .

Jack Bryn
Jack Bryn
11 months ago

EnglandandWales ‘one nationism’ in its clearest light. Don’t worry about the 13th Century, this is very much the blueprint for our future. As Scotland forges its own path, and Ireland ponders re-unification, all that will be left for English Exceptionalists like Rees-Mogg, Raab, Farage and others is the continual expropriation of Welsh land and resources, and the deculturation of our communities. We are seeing the first wave of this but the tsunami will really hit us post-Covid.

Richard
Richard
11 months ago

I do love old JRM – you just couldn’t make him up.

A friend of mines son saw him on the Zip Wire in Gwynedd ! Just couldn’t believe that such folk still existed in this century.

He just exhibits all the colonial charm
and regard for the natives that gives the U.K. such a high score at events such as the European Song 🎵 Contest each year.

Erisian
Erisian
11 months ago
Reply to  Richard

Why on earth would anyone want to make him up?
He is neither use nor ornament.

Paul Hoskins
Paul Hoskins
11 months ago
Reply to  Erisian

He is however part of a dangerously deranged and influential group within the English parliament!

Dewi Williams
Dewi Williams
11 months ago

How is it that after such a privileged education one can be so daft?

Richard
Richard
11 months ago
Reply to  Dewi Williams

He’s certainly not daft Dewi – he revels in his rich catholic faith and his security that England is the best place to live for for his vision of a classic rural countryside full of castles, 🐉 dragons and happy workers who love Morris Dancing & village cricket 🏏 but support the nation team in football ⚽️ ( U.K. United )

Last edited 11 months ago by Richard
Dewi Williams
Dewi Williams
11 months ago
Reply to  Richard

Thank you Richard. You provided precisely the answer I was seeking to elicit. We are “ad idem”. It seems a state school education has its compensations and advantages after all. The joint effort has identified him for what he truly is!!

Richard
Richard
11 months ago
Reply to  Dewi Williams

👍🏼

Gareth Wyn Jones
Gareth Wyn Jones
11 months ago
Reply to  Dewi Williams

He went to a Tory madrassa, they suck all the humanity that may exist in a person but in J-R-M I’m sure he was born like that

Grayham Jones
11 months ago

We
In wales have got to stop being little Englanders and and be proud to be welsh kick all English party’s out of wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 it’s time for a new wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Richard
Richard
11 months ago
Reply to  Grayham Jones

May be time for a new 2022 posting Grayham ? 🤔 …. Blwyddyn newydd dda meit 👍🏼

Mr Williams
Mr Williams
11 months ago

“……. benefitted from being part of a single kingdom since the reign of Edward I”

A very tactless statement. Has he ever read a history book to see how Edward I brutalized the Welsh people? Another Tory making ridiculous statements.

Eifion
Eifion
11 months ago

Taken from the NHS defination of an abusive relationship, I think this is much closer to the mark….

belittle you, or put you down?
blame you for the abuse or arguments?
deny that abuse is happening, or downplay it?
control your money, or not give you enough to buy food or other essential things?

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
11 months ago

Crooked Conservative Jacob Rees-Smug hasn’t got a bloody clue? The man is so out of touch with reality. Remember, this man was an ardent supporter of Brexit, who for years bemoaned the EU claiming they stole Britain’s power & sovereignty. Oh, and once we left the EU, he moved his company’s HQ lock, stock & barrell to Dublin to stay within the EU market. Hypocrite! This English fascist overlooks that Wales was invaded by England who ethically cleansed the Welsh resulting in thousands of innocent men, women & children being brutally murdered between the years 1282 with the invasion of… Read more »

Last edited 11 months ago by Y Cymro
Rob
Rob
11 months ago

Jacob Rees Mogg is one of those who believe that the British empire could never do anything wrong.
This isn’t the first time that he has tried to distort history

https://youtu.be/m_evZ24miYw

Penderyn
Penderyn
11 months ago

Its always those descended from the Welsh crachach like REES-mogg that are most pro English imperialist
Rees comes from the Welsh family ‘RHYS’

Also ironically he is a staunch English monarchist even though the English monarchy traditionally despised his Catholic faith….cant make it up

Rhosddu
Rhosddu
11 months ago

No, Mr. Hart, Vaughan Gething is right: “good neighbours”. If you really believe your empire of four countries is united, you are in denial.

Last edited 11 months ago by Rhosddu
Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
11 months ago

Total crap. Full stop.

Gareth Wyn Jones
Gareth Wyn Jones
11 months ago

Our country has been raped and pillaged just like all the countries under the anglo supremacist ‘british empire’. Like Scotland we had natural resources that would have made us one the richest countries in Europe instead we are one of the poorest that is what enforced rule from Westminster does for us.

Quornby
Quornby
11 months ago

Rees-Mogg laughing at his own jokes again?

stub Mandrel
11 months ago

Anything Greased-Hog says can only convince more people of the need for self governance.

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