He continued: “It tells us a lot about our own psychology, our struggles with our own history, and how we regard ourselves as a people that he is so little celebrated. This may be partly about who we are conditioned as Welsh people to lionise, whether that’s poets, singers or sports stars, and partly perhaps our lack of understanding with regards to our contributions in the world of mathematics, science and statecraft.
The problem is that not so many people in the UK, Wales or even his home county of Bridgend, know much about him, and lots have never heard of him.
Deb Davies, one of the centre’s directors, said: “He stepped on too many toes and they wrote him out of history.”
As part of Price 300, Mills’s play – Price Of Change – will be performed later this year in Llangeinor, Cardiff, Aberystwyth and London. There will also be an academic conference hosted by Cardiff University in the summer.