Cardiff: The Making and Development of the Capital City of Wales

  title={Cardiff: The Making and Development of the Capital City of Wales},
  author={Martin Johnes},
  journal={Contemporary British History},
  pages={509 - 528}
  • M. Johnes
  • Published 12 November 2012
  • History
  • Contemporary British History
Capital cities are never static entities and their status is often contested or the subject of resentment elsewhere. Any history of capitals should thus extend beyond considering the built environment that has dominated its historiography and root itself in an understanding of popular attitudes and local political processes. Only then can the reality and significance of being a capital be properly understood. Cardiff's claim, attainment and development as the Welsh capital city over the course… 
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