Ambrose Bebb

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William Ambrose Bebb (4 July 1894 – 27 April 1955) was a Welsh language critic, author and politician.

Ambrose Bebb was the son of diarist Edward Hughes Bebb, and the father of noted Welsh rugby international Dewi Bebb. The family came from Cardiganshire.

A co-founder of Plaid Cymru,[citation needed] Bebb took a keen interest in politics and was inclined towards fascism, influenced by Charles Maurras of the Action Française movement.[1] With the outbreak of the Second World War, Bebb became a vocal proponent of the War Effort against Nazi Germany, and considered Germany's total defeat "essential".[2] In the 1945 General Election Mr Bebb stood for the Plaid Cymru in the seat of Caernaron, and came in third place.

Ambrose Bebb was the grandfather of Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Aberconwy, Guto Bebb.[3]


  • Llydaw (1929)
  • Crwydro'r Cyfandir (1936)
  • Y Ddeddf Uno 1536 (1937)
  • Pererindoddau (1941)
  • Machlud yr Oesoedd Canol (1951)
  • Machlud y Mynachlogydd


  1. ^ Griffiths, Richard (2004) "Another Form of Fascism: The Cultural Impact of the French ‘Radical Right’ in Britain" in Gottlieb, Julie V. (ed.) Culture of Fascism: Visions of the Far Right in Britain I. B. Tauris & Co., London, ISBN 1-4175-1621-6 pp. 174-175
  2. ^ A History of Wales, by John Davies, page 599
  3. ^ BBC News - Guide to the new intake of Welsh MPs


  • Meils, Gareth (May 1977) "Ambrose Bebb" Planet Gwasg Gomer, Llangeitho, Tregaron, Cardiganshire, Wales, 37/38: pp. 70–79.