“Our Poor Land of Wales”: National Identity and National Heroism in Women’s Historical Fictions

@inproceedings{Wallace2017OurPL,
  title={“Our Poor Land of Wales”: National Identity and National Heroism in Women’s Historical Fictions},
  author={Jr. Dewey D. Wallace},
  year={2017}
}
ABSTRACTThis essay examines a selection of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century historical fictions by anglophone Welsh women writers and other women writers sympathetic to Wales, focusing on Emma Robinson's Owen Tudor: An Historical Romance (1849), L. M. Spooner's Gladys of Harlech; or, The Sacrifice. A Romance of Welsh History (1858), Elizabeth Gaskell's “The Doom of the Griffiths” (1858) and Allen Raine's Hearts of Wales: An Old Romance (1905). Both women and Wales have been notably… CONTINUE READING