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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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"If selected by party members in Ynys Mon, I would work tirelessly alongside them to ensure residents across the constituency can be proud to vote for Plaid Cymru."
Mr McNamara said: "We are delighted to announce that Bluestone will create another unique short-break destination bringing millions of pounds of investment and hundreds of jobs to Holy Island, Ynys Mon.
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YNYS Mon was where I began my political life, and I know the values of the island have always been Labour values.
Clare has also been conducting very novel and exciting research for the Ynys Mon Island Games Association, to measure how the psychological make-up of athletes might affect the way that they recover from exercise before, and during, the games.
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Mae hefyd wedi bod yn ffilmio cyfres o eitemau arbennig ar Chwedlau Ynys Mon a fydd yn cael eu darlledu yn ystod rhaglenni'r wythnos.
Ynys Mon made it through to the final of the competition after beating Shetland 2-1 in a tightly fought contest on Thursday evening.
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