Hywel Francis

Hywel Francis

Read In memory of Hywel Francis by Sally Davison.

Hywel Francis (1946-2021) was the  Labour MP for Aberavon from 2001 and 2015. He was chair of the all-party Archives and History Group and under his leadership established a permanent exhibition on the Chartist Movement in Parliament. He was an authority on the history of the South Wales Labour movement and a founder of the South Wales Miners’ Library and  the Bevan Foundation.

Hywel Francis was co-author of the definitive history of the South Wales miners and also studies of Welshmen who served in the International Brigades and The Miners’ Strike of 1984-85 in Wales (all published by LW). He was an Emeritus Professor at Swansea University, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Learned Society of Wales, and President of Llafur, the People’s History Society of Wales.

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BOOKS BY Hywel Francis

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History on our side

Wales and the 1984-85 Miners' Strike

Hywel Francis

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Miners Against Fascism

Wales and the Spanish Civil War

Hywel Francis