Welsh Marches

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Welsh Marches,

lands in Wales along the English border. After the Norman conquest of England in the 11th cent., William I established the border earldoms of Chester, Shrewsbury, and Hereford to protect his English kingdom. Norman barons were encouraged by William's successors to conquer and hold other earldoms in the east of Wales. These nobles ruled as petty feudal princes, owing allegiance only to the king. Attempts to control the resulting lawlessness were made by Edward I and by Edward IV, who set up the Council of Wales and the Marches in 1471. Finally the act of Union (1536) abolished the more than 100 marcher lordships, providing for their division into Welsh shires or their incorporation into English counties.
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Conversely, a consequence of the negative definition of the frontier is a frequent need to explain why the Shropshire borders differed from the rest of the Welsh Marches.
of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign) looks at pageants, poems, and prose works created in the county of Cheshire, for centuries the northern bulwark of the Welsh Marches, in order to critique pre-modern and early modern English national identity from the perspective of an explicitly regional literature.
Setting out from London, the engine steamed to Bristol then on to Penzance and Plymouth before heading north through the Welsh Marches to Preston.
He said: "The Welsh Marches was much more akin to the forest described in the legends.
On a hillside, standing sentinel over one of the most beautiful valleys on the Welsh Marches, stands the ancient and weather-beaten church of St Mary's, Pilleth.
Having left Cornwall eight years ago, he now lives opposite the home of his son Ted on the Welsh Marches near Welshpool.
We kick off the series with the area known as The Welsh Marches, starting from the Roman town of Chester.
The teenage couple left for the Welsh Marches before Christmas.
After matriculating at the University of Cambridge in 1568, Greville was given a post in the Court of the Welsh Marches in 1576.
Born at Rouen in Normandy (April 28, 1442), the son of Richard Duke of York and Cicely Neville, daughter of Ralph Neville, earl of Westmoreland; fled to Calais with his uncle, Richard Earl of Warwick, following the abortive Yorkist uprising of 1459; landed in Kent with Warwick's army and captured London (June 1460); took part in the Yorkist victory at Northampton (July 10), but was in the Welsh marches when he learned of his father's death at Wakefield (December 30?
The Red Dragon on August 19 takes place in the Neath Valley, while on September 2 the Woodpecker Stages takes in the welsh Marches and Radnor forests.

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