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Encyclopedia > Maelor Rural District

The Maelor is a border area of north-east Wales. It originated as a Cantref of the Kingdom of Powys, focused on Bangor-on-Dee. Motto: (Welsh for Wales for ever) Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff Official language(s) English, Welsh Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056  Area    - Total 20,779 km² (3rd... This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary. ... Medeival kingdoms of Wales. ... Bangor-on-Dee or Bangor-is-y-Coed is a village in Maelor in the county borough of Wrexham in North Wales, United Kingdom. ...

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History

The Maelor was first divided from the rest of Wales by the construction of Offa's Dyke in the eighth century, but was reclaimed by Wales during the reign of Stephen of England. In around 1202, the Maelor was first divided into two halves, separated by the River Dee, when it was split between two Welsh lords. Offas Dyke (in Welsh, Clawdd Offa) is a massive earthwork, ostensibly between England and Wales, running from the estuary of the River Dee in the north to the River Wye in the south (approximately 150 miles, or 240 km). ... (7th century — 8th century — 9th century — other centuries) Events The Iberian peninsula is taken by Arab and Berber Muslims, thus ending the Visigothic rule, and starting almost 8 centuries of Muslim presence there. ... Stephen (1096 – October 25, 1154), the last Norman King of England, reigned from 1135 to 1154, when he was succeeded by his cousin Henry II, the first of the Angevin or Plantagenet Kings. ... // Events August 1 - Arthur of Brittany captured in Mirebeau, north of Poitiers Beginning of the Fourth Crusade. ... Old Dee Bridge, River Dee, Chester, England (2002) The River Dee (Welsh: Afon Dyfrdwy) is a 70 mile (110 km) long river, which rises in Snowdonia, Wales and discharges to the sea a few miles west of Liverpool. ...


In 1282 - 1283, Edward I of England conquered the area east of the River Dee, which became known as the Maelor Saesneg. The western area remained Welsh and became known as the Maelor Gymraeg. For broader historical context, see 1280s and 13th century. ... For broader historical context, see 1280s and 13th century. ... Edward I (June 17, 1239 – July 7, 1307), popularly known as Longshanks because of his 6 foot 2 inch (1. ...


Maelor Saesneg

In 1397, under Richard II of England, the Maelor Saesneg was merged with the County Palatine of Chester to form the Principality of Chester. Events February 10 - John Beaufort becomes Earl of Somerset. ... Richard II (January 6, 1367 – February 14, 1400) was the son of Edward the Black Prince, Prince of Wales, and Joan The Fair Maid of Kent. He was born at Bordeaux and became his fathers heir when his elder brother died in infancy. ...


The Maelor Saesneg, the "English-speaking Maelor" is an area of Wales along the eastern border which is an exclave of the traditional county of Flintshire, which was created in 1536, and was often referred to as Flintshire Detached. Its administrative centre was in Overton and it included the villages of Bangor Is Y Coed, Bettisfield, Bronington, Hanmer, Knolton, Penley, Tybroughton, Willington and Worthenbury. D is Bs exclave, but is not an enclave. ... The British Isles are divided into the following traditional counties (also vice counties or historic counties). ... Flintshire (Welsh: ) is a principal area and county in north-east Wales. ... Events February 2 - Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza founds Buenos Aires, Argentina. ... Overton-on-Dee (often abbreviated to Overton; Welsh name Owrtyn) is a small town in north Wales, UK, on the river Dee. ... Bangor-on-Dee or Bangor-is-y-Coed is a village in Maelor in the county borough of Wrexham in North Wales, United Kingdom. ...


Maelor Gymraeg

The Maelor Gymraeg, the "Welsh-speaking Maelor", is an ancient district of Wales to the west of the River Dee. It corresponds approximately to the later parishes of Bersham, Erbistock, Marchwiel, Ruabon and Wrexham in the traditional county of Denbighshire which was created in 1536. Ruabon (Welsh: Rhiwabon) is a small village south of Wrexham in north Wales. ... Wrexham (Welsh: Wrecsam) is an industrial town in north-east Wales. ... Denbighshire (Welsh: Sir Ddinbych) is a county in North Wales. ... Events February 2 - Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza founds Buenos Aires, Argentina. ...


The Maelor today

In 1974, both halves of the Maelor became part of the Wrexham Maelor district, which in 1996 became part of the county borough of Wrexham. 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Wrexham is a county borough in northern Wales. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Wrexham is a county borough in northern Wales. ...


External links

  • History of the administration of Maelor Saesneg

 
 

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