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Map of Welsh castles. The castles of Wales were not only built by the English as part of their conquest and control of the local population, many were built by the Welsh Princes themselves. Internal feuding between them led to weakness and made conquest that much easier. How many other places in the old British Empire fell for the exact same reason ? rjp

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The years that followed the death of Llywelyn ab Iorwerth saw a major reversal in the fortunes of Gwynedd, culminating in the Treaty of Woodstock, concluded with King Henry III in 1247, a year after the death of Llywelyn's son Dafydd. Under the terms of the treaty, Gwynedd lost all its lands to the east of the River Conwy.

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Baron Hill Mansion, Beaumaris, Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. Originally built in 1618, the mansion and gardens have been abandoned since World War II.

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Powis Castle is a medieval castle, fortress and grand country mansion located near the town of Welshpool, in Powys, Mid Wales

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NRFB Franklin Mint Princess Diana Royal Portrait Ensemble COA

"Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can."- Princess Diana... She was one of a kind. One of the most adored members of the British royal family. She was devoted to her sons and served as a strong supporter of many charities. She worked to help the homeless, people living with HIV and AIDS and children in need. She had a pure heart of gold.

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16 hidden gems in Wales you may never have heard of

16 hidden gems in Wales you may never have heard of - Llanthony Priory: Overlooked by the guidebooks in favour of Tintern Abbey to the south, Llanthony Priory is set far up into the hills of the Black Mountains and as remote and beautiful as it gets. Giraldus Cambrensis described it in the 12th century.

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Owain Glyndwr Statue in The Square, Corwen, Denbighshire. Owain led the Welsh revolt against King Henry IV and was the last Welshman to hold the title of Prince of Wales.

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Horton (Capt) -- Winston Churchill on board the battleship HMS PRINCE OF WALES during his journey to America to meet President Roosevelt, August 1941. -- High quality art prints, canvases -- Imperial War Museum Prints

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Wales, Trefriw Prince LLywelyn, very distantly I am related to him through my fathers bloodline.

The Prince of Wales names the new Peppercorn class A1 steam locomotive, the Tornado

The Prince of Wales names the new Peppercorn class A1 steam locomotive, the…

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Llywelyn the Great Prince of Wales, Royal Badge of Wales based on the arms borne by Llywelyn

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Leeds Castle is one of the most famous castles in England. Beautifully situated on two small islands in a lake in the heart of Kent.

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Prince Harry 'takes Meghan Markle to see the Northern Lights'

Prince Harry was making up for lost time with Meghan Markle after their Christmas apart by whisking her away

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