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kingdom of Gwent


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A post‐Roman kingdom situated between the rivers Wye and Usk that took its name from the Roman town of Caerwent, and lasted until Norman incursions in the late 11th cent. From 1070 the Norman conquerors quickly created several marcher lordships in more accessible parts; native dynasties survived elsewhere, even acknowledging the overlordship of the lord Rhys of Deheubarth and, in the 13th cent., of the princes of Gwynedd.

Subjects: British History.


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