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Marches

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1. the border area between England and Wales or Scotland, both characterized by continual feuding (13th--16th centuries)
2. a region of central Italy. Capital: Ancona. Pop.: 1 484 601 (2003 est.). Area: 9692 sq. km (3780 sq. miles)
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Perhaps he might have further explored the complex relationships between Marcher lords and the English crown, as well as English-Welsh relations and those of the Marcher lords and their Welsh subjects and neighbours.
His grandfather was King John of England, his mother the French speaking Siwan; his wife Isabella the daughter of the Norman Marcher Lord, William de Breos.
From inexperienced young courtier to powerful Marcher lord, from loyal knight to dangerous outlaw, from lover of many women to faithful husband, Fulke's life story bursts across the page in authentic detail.
Sir" David is often said to have been a marcher lord and a strapping, broad-shouldered, six-foot two in height (remarkably tall for the time).
Joan fell in love with Marcher Lord William De Broase when he was captured by Llywelyn's Welsh forces in fighting near Montgomery, in 1228.
But John de Breos, a Marcher Lord of Gower, re-built the castle in hard-to-burn stone, and its medieval glory days began.
The castle was built by the Norman marcher Lord Robert fitz Martin around 1108.
But John de Braose, a Marcher Lord of Gower, once again rebuilt the castle, this time in hard-to-burn stone, and its glory days began.