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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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But locals in Harlech, led by entrepreneur and architectural historian Gwyn Headley, claimed Ffordd Pen Llech was even steeper, leading to an inspection by an independent surveyor on June 6 who verified the gradient.
But locals in Harlech, led by entrepreneur and architectural historian Gwyn Headley, claimed Fford Pen Llech was even steeper, leading to an inspection by an independent surveyor on June 6 who verified the gradient.
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Annette Bryn Parri Visit Theatr Harlech's website to see their packed full Gwanwyn programme of events throughout the month.
The current Lord Harlech's mother, Sylvia, died in 1967 when her car skidded on a wet road and hit another vehicle.
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.
Nearby is the pretty coastal town of Harlech, Gwynedd, which boasts a foreboding castle overlooking the sea and dozens of quaint shops.
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