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Anglesey

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Anglesea

(both: ăng`gəlsē), island and county (1985 est. pop. 68,800), 278 sq mi (719 sq km), NW Wales. Beaumaris is the chief town. It is a region of low, rolling hills. The principal industries are agriculture and stock raising. Two bridges over the Menai Strait connect the island to the mainland. The town of Menai Bridge has long been a stock-trading center for NW Wales. Anglesey is said to have been the last refuge of the druids from the Romans in Britain. Penmynydd, at the center of the island, was the home of Owen TudorTudor, Owen,
d. 1461, founder of the Tudor dynasty. He belonged to an ancient Welsh family. He was a squire at the court of Henry V, and, probably in 1429, he married Henry's widow, Catherine of Valois, by whom he had five children.
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, founder of the royal house of TudorTudor,
royal family that ruled England from 1485 to 1603. Its founder was Owen Tudor, of a Welsh family of great antiquity, who was a squire at the court of Henry V and who married that king's widow, Catherine of Valois.
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Anglesey

an island and county of N Wales, formerly part of Gwynedd (1974--96), separated from the mainland by the Menai Strait. Administrative centre: Llangefni. Pop.: 59 500 (2003 est.). Area: 720 sq. km (278 sq. miles)
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REPRESENTATIVE MATCH: Stena Line Anglesey League v Anglesey Island Games XI (at Amlwch Town
Councillor Hughes, who also chairs the Anglesey Island Games Steering Panel, said, 'We realise that we face stiff competition, but we are confident that it would take an exceptional bid to beat ours.
The event, organised by Always Aim High who also staged the Slateman and Sandman triathlons earlier this year as well as the Anglesey Island Trail Races, will see almost 250 competitors undertake a 750m swim in Llyn Mymbyr, a 31km road bike leg and an 8km mountain run to the summit of Moel Siabod and back.