The suppression of the Welsh language in Victorian Wales and the use of the 'Welsh Not'. The clip also looks at the spread of the Welsh language through different parts of the world, including work by missionaries in the Indian region of Khasi.

This clip is from:
Ideas
First broadcast:
24 March 2010

Pupils could explain why the 'Welsh Not' was used in schools during the nineteenth century. They could look for evidence to support the claim that Wales had become one of the most literate countries in the world during the nineteenth century and compile a list of all the places where the Welsh settled overseas. Groups could discuss what the reasons were behind Welsh emigration to different parts of the world and learners could look for evidence in the clip indicating that Welsh missionaries had a significant effect on the Khasi people of northern India.