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    Gwenllian Princess of Wales Gwenllian was only a few months old when her father, Llywelyn the Last, was killed near Irfon Bridge on 11 December 1282. Her mother, Llywelyn's cousin, Eleanor de Montfort, died while giving birth to her in the palace of Pen-y-Bryn, in Abergwyngregyn near Bangor, Gwynedd on 12 June 1282. Llywelyn and Eleanor (the daughter of Simon de Monfort) were married in Worcester in 1278 following Eleanor's release at the end of a period of about three years as a prisoner

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    Early Medieval Wales

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    Early Medieval Wales Towards the end of the 6th century the Angles and Saxons in eastern Britain began to entertain designs on the western lands. The inability of the independent western peoples to unify against this threat left the most powerful kingdom, Gwynedd, as the center of cultural and political resistance, a position it has retained until today. The weaker groups were unable to hold the invaders and after the Battle of Dyrham, near Gloucester in 577, the Britons in Cornwall were separated

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    South Wales in the 1930s 1. Sources 1 and 2 give many reasons for poverty in South Wales in the 1930s, Unemployment however being the most significant as it was the cause of almost all the poverty in South Wales at this time there were a number of causes for unemployment listed in source 1 such as:- Ÿ The collapse of the post-war economic boom Ÿ Increased competition from abroad Ÿ The General strike Ÿ The decline in the mining and steel industries Ÿ The great depression

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    A Survey of the River Alyn in Wales On Monday 5th of July we went and conducted a survey of the river Alyn in Wales, in Loggerheads. We looked at 4 river sections and did several tests to find the velocity, width and depth of the river we also recorded the sizes of 30 pebbles from each section. We did this to test a number of hypotheses. It took us approximately an hour and a half to arrive there and the weather was bright and warm with little cloud cover, this was quite unexpected because

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    Contemporary Language Situation in Wales

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    INTRODUCTION This essay will explore the contemporary language situation in Wales. Welsh had declined to a minority language status in Wales at the beginning of the 20th century but recent efforts carried out by the Welsh Government saw the language experience signs of revitalisation. I will consider the level of success of a possible revitalisation and the ways in which the country attempts to encourage it. I will refer to statistical data to support my arguments and apply the works of language

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    Places Around the World: Wales (Cymru)

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    Wales (Cymru) Wales is one of those countries many have heard of; some people think about; but few people know much about it. It’s one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland), and is bordered on the East by England and surrounded on all other sides by water. Its landscape is a vast expanse of mountains, forests, and valleys that cover most of its 8,016 square miles. It was once ruled by the Romans, has a seat in parliament, and boasts

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    The Outlaw Josey Wales

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    The Outlaw Josey Wales Dyin' ain't much of a living The movie, The Outlaw Josey Wales, is an epic tale of a man who lost all that mattered and now seeks revenge on the people that took it. The movie can be viewed as a typical revenge story, however it works at other levels too. After having his first family taken, he searches for something to offer him that comfort again. Josey Wales, the main character travels through the epic cycle of losing everything, but at the end gaining it all back

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    My Participation in the Prince of Wales Robotics Team TOPIC 2. An experience or achievement that has had significant meaning in your life ( You may discuss an obstacle that you have overcome ) The intellectual achievement that I feel is my most prominent academic experience is participating, for the second consecutive year, in the Prince of Wales Robotics Team. This was an opportunity to gain valuble insights into designing and manufacturing electrical robots with fellow teammates and professional

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    Princess Diana of Wales

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    Princess Diana of Wales, a rebel with a cause from the day she stepped into the limelight of the royal family. She was known as the independent thinker and became to be known as the People’s Princess. Diana used her position in the royal family to spotlight major world issues and she succeeded. She was never afraid of promoting difficult causes such as AIDS, leprosy or politically sensitive issues like landmines. Lady Diana Frances Spencer was born July 1, 1961 in Norfolk, England and eventually

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    Diana, Princess of Wales

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    Diana Frances Spencer AKA Diana Princess of Wales - also known as Lady Di - was not only an iconic figure in the eyes of the world during the late twentieth century, but she was also a great leader and champion for the masses during a personally very difficult time. Diana grew up in Sandringham, Norfolk with her father and four other siblings, her mother wasn’t around for much of her life. Diana was a quiet and shy school teacher who married the Prince of England on July 29, 1981 at St. Paul’s Cathedral

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