Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference “Digitalization of Education: History, Trends and Prospects” (DETP 2020)

The Problem of Constructing a Myth About “Helen of Wales” in Historical Memory and UK Digital Space (End of the 18th-Beginning of the 21st Centuries)

Authors
N.F. Shestakova
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N.F. Shestakova
Available Online 13 May 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200509.088How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Wales, the Welsh, Nest, image, national identity, historical memory, digital space
Abstract
Based on medieval chronicles, works of antiquaries and online content, the article presents a comprehensive analysis of the transformation of the image of the Welsh Princess Nest in the historical memory and digital space of great Britain (late 18th - early 21stcenturies). The author concludes that the myth of the Princess occupies an important place in the hierarchy of images of the past that make up the collective memory of Wales. From the end of the 18th century with the growth of self-awareness and the process of nation-building, the Welsh have increasingly been turning to the medieval past, which they perceived as a period of continuous struggle for their political independence. In this context, the image of Nest as a victim of Norman violence became the personification of the whole Wales.
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