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Cardiff

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The capital of Wales located at the mouth of the river Taff. Cardiff was the site of a Roman fort constructed in ad 76. During the Dark Ages the Celtic St Teilo founded his church at...

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Confederation of Kilkenny

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

1642.

The Irish rebellion of 1641 was not a spontaneous peasant rising but a planned insurrection. The rebels, while protesting their loyalty to Charles I, took steps to organize...

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Llywelyn ap Gruffydd

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

(d. 1282),

prince of Wales (1246–82). Known as Llywelyn ‘the Last’, his ambition to create a permanent, independent Welsh principality came close to realization. The grandson of...

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Scotland, Ireland, Wales: early Wales to 1064

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

From the end of Roman rule to the death of Gruffudd ap Llywelyn, the Welsh defined themselves as a nation. This era saw the construction and expansion of the principal ...

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