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Harlech

(här`lĕkh, –lĕk, här`lē), town (1981 pop. 1,372), Gwynedd, W Wales. It is a resort area with beautiful beaches. The ancient capital of Merionethshire, with its 13th-century castle, rests on a cliff 200 ft (61 m) above the modern seaside town. The heroic defense of the castle against the Yorkists (1468; see Roses, Wars of theRoses, Wars of the,
traditional name given to the intermittent struggle (1455–85) for the throne of England between the noble houses of York (whose badge was a white rose) and Lancaster (later associated with the red rose).

About the middle of the 15th cent.
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) is the theme of the Welsh battle song, "The March of the Men of Harlech." The Welsh fortress was the last to surrender (1647) to the parliamentarians in the English civil warEnglish civil war,
1642–48, the conflict between King Charles I of England and a large body of his subjects, generally called the "parliamentarians," that culminated in the defeat and execution of the king and the establishment of a republican commonwealth.
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. Portmeiron, a resort and architectural fantasy, is to the north across the Dwyryd River.

Harlech

a town in N Wales, in Gwynedd: noted for its ruined 13th-century castle overlooking Cardigan Bay: tourism. Pop.: 1233 (2001)
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The event is an opportunity for chefs, restaurateurs, hoteliers, and others across the foodservice industry to meet suppliers face to face, to sample new products, discuss menu ideas, and be inspired by the thousands of products on offer across the Harlech Foodservice range.
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The most famous member of the family was William David Ormsby-Gore, the fifth Baron Harlech, who was British Ambassador to America and a friend of John F Kennedy.
Wendy was invited back to Coleg Harlech to speak about her experiences at the annual awards ceremony of the college, which specialises in giving people like herself a second chance of gaining an education.
Harlech Castle's old rival narrowed the gap to a neck that time, but Boyle's runner had given the others a bit of a start when stumbling out of the stalls - so his run is all the more meritorious.
Harlech Castle's old rival narrowed the gap to a neck that time but Boyle's runner had given the others a bit of a start when stumbling out of the stalls, so his run is all the more meritorious.
King Edward I started building Harlech Castle in 1283 and it's one of many dominating the north coast of Wales.
This Harlech well has targeted the Nordegg Formation and has been drilled to a total depth of 4,379m, including an 883m of horizontal section.
Francis David Ormsby Gore, the sixth Baron Harlech, was driving his Jeep Cherokee along an unclassified road near his home in Harlech, north Wales, when he was pulled over by police.
Magistrates at Dolgellau in Gwynedd have left all sentencing options on Lord Harlech open while they wait for a probation officer's report.
After the success of the Tintagel as December's House of the Month at the end of last year, Laing has opted for one of its most popular house designs - the Harlech type.