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Abergavenny (Y Fenni, archaically Abergafenni meaning "Mouth of the River Gavenny") is a market town in Monmouthshire, Wales. [1]

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A40 road

The A40 is a major trunk road connecting London to Goodwick (Fishguard), Wales, and officially called The London to Fishguard Trunk Road (A40) in all legal documents and Acts.

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A465 road

The A465, the Neath to Abergavenny Trunk Road, is in Wales.

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Abergavenny Castle

Abergavenny Castle (Castell y Fenni) is a ruined castle in the market town of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, established by the Norman lord Hamelin de Balun in about 1087.

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Abergavenny fireworks display

The Abergavenny fireworks display is an annual organized fireworks display held each year on November 5, Guy Fawkes Night in Abergavenny, Wales.

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Abergavenny Food Festival

The Abergavenny Food Festival is an annual food festival which takes place in the town of Abergavenny in Wales each September.

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Abergavenny Hundred

Abergavenny was an ancient hundred of Monmouthshire.

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Abergavenny Museum

Abergavenny Museum is a museum situated in the grounds of Abergavenny Castle, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, south east Wales.

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Abergavenny railway station

Abergavenny railway station (Y Fenni) is situated southeast of the town centre of Abergavenny, Wales.

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Abergavenny RFC

Abergavenny Rugby Football Club is a Welsh rugby union club team based in Abergavenny.

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Abergavenny Thursdays F.C.

Abergavenny Thursdays Football Club was a Welsh football team based in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.

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Abergavenny town walls

Abergavenny's town walls are a sequence of defensive walls built around the town of Abergavenny in Monmouthshire, Wales.

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Adam Orleton

Adam Orleton (died 1345) was an English churchman and royal administrator.

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Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician, demagogue, and revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945.

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Alabaster is a mineral or rock that is soft, often used for carving, and is processed for plaster powder.

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Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden is an English television presenter, actress and singer who has appeared as a judge on ITV's Britain's Got Talent since the show began in 2007.

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Arriva Trains Wales

Arriva Trains Wales (Trenau Arriva Cymru) (ATW) is a British train operating company owned by Arriva UK Trains that operates the Wales & Borders franchise.

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Östringen is a town in Northern Karlsruhe district in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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A bailiff (from Middle English baillif, Old French baillis, bail "custody, charge, office"; cf. bail, based on the adjectival form, baiulivus, of Latin bajulus, carrier, manager) is a manager, overseer or custodian; a legal officer to whom some degree of authority or jurisdiction is given.

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Baker Street drill hall, Abergavenny

The Baker Street drill hall is a former military installation in Abergavenny in Wales.

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Ballon, Sarthe

Ballon is a former commune in the Sarthe department in the region of Pays de la Loire in north-western France.

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Baron Bergavenny

The title Baron Bergavenny (or Abergavenny) was created several times in the Peerage of England and once in the Peerage of Great Britain, all but the first being baronies created by error.

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Battle of Rorke's Drift

The Battle of Rorke's Drift, also known as the Defence of Rorke's Drift, was a battle in the Anglo-Zulu War.

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Bay window

A bay window is a window space projecting outward from the main walls of a building and forming a bay in a room.

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Beacons Way

The Beacons Way is a waymarked long distance footpath in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales.

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Beaupréau is a former commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France.

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Becky James

Rebecca Angharad "Becky" James (born 29 November 1991) is a Welsh former professional racing cyclist specialising in track cycling.

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Beeching cuts

The Beeching cuts (also Beeching Axe) were a reduction of route network and restructuring of the railways in Great Britain, according to a plan outlined in two reports, The Reshaping of British Railways (1963) and The Development of the Major Railway Trunk Routes (1965), written by Dr Richard Beeching and published by the British Railways Board.

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Bishop of Hereford

The Bishop of Hereford is the ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Hereford in the Province of Canterbury.

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Bishop of Llandaff

The Bishop of Llandaff is the ordinary of the Church in Wales Diocese of Llandaff.

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Black Mountains, Wales

The Black Mountains (Y Mynyddoedd Duon) are a group of hills spread across parts of Powys and Monmouthshire in southeast Wales, and extending across the England–Wales border into Herefordshire.

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A blacksmith is a metalsmith who creates objects from wrought iron or steel by forging the metal, using tools to hammer, bend, and cut (cf. whitesmith).

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Blorenge or sometimes The Blorenge (Blorens) is a prominent hill overlooking the valley of the River Usk in Monmouthshire, southeast Wales.

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Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons (Bannau Brycheiniog) is a mountain range in South Wales. In a narrow sense, the name refers to the range of Old Red Sandstone peaks which lie to the south of Brecon. Sometimes referred to as "the central Beacons" they include South Wales' highest mountain, Pen y Fan. The range forms the central section of the Brecon Beacons National Park (Parc Cenedlaethol Bannau Brycheiniog), a designation which also encompasses ranges both to the east and the west of "the central Beacons". This much wider area is also commonly referred to as "the Brecon Beacons", and it includes the Black Mountains to the east as well as the similarly named but quite distinct Black Mountain to the west. The highest peaks include Fan Brycheiniog to the west and Pen y Fan in the central part. They share the same basic geology as the central range, and so exhibit many similar features, such as the north-facing escarpment and glacial features such as lakes and cwms (cirques) below the escarpment. They all fall within the border of the national park.

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Brecon Beacons National Park

The Brecon Beacons National Park (Parc Cenedlaethol Bannau Brycheiniog) is one of three national parks in Wales, and is centred on the Brecon Beacons range of hills in southern Wales.

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British Iron Age

The British Iron Age is a conventional name used in the archaeology of Great Britain, referring to the prehistoric and protohistoric phases of the Iron Age culture of the main island and the smaller islands, typically excluding prehistoric Ireland, which had an independent Iron Age culture of its own.

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British National Road Race Championships

The British National Road Race Championships cover different categories of British road bicycle racing events, normally held annually.

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Brittonic languages

The Brittonic, Brythonic or British Celtic languages (ieithoedd Brythonaidd/Prydeinig; yethow brythonek/predennek; yezhoù predenek) form one of the two branches of the Insular Celtic language family; the other is Goidelic.

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Brynmawr (sometimes hyphenated to Bryn-mawr) is a market town and electoral ward in Blaenau Gwent, South Wales.

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Burgess (title)

Burgess originally meant a freeman of a borough (England, Wales, Ireland) or burgh (Scotland).

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Burrium was a legionary fortress in the Roman province of Britannia Superior or Roman Britain.

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Caerleon (Caerllion) is a suburban town and community, situated on the River Usk in the northern outskirts of the city of Newport, Wales.

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A castle (from castellum) is a type of fortified structure built during the Middle Ages by predominantly the nobility or royalty and by military orders.

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In the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, the Latin word castrum (plural castra) was a building, or plot of land, used as a fortified military camp.

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Cattle—colloquially cows—are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates.

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Charles Hanbury Williams

Sir Charles Hanbury Williams, KB (8 December 1708 – 2 November 1759) was a Welsh diplomat, writer and satirist.

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Charles I of England

Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649.

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A charter is the grant of authority or rights, stating that the granter formally recognizes the prerogative of the recipient to exercise the rights specified.

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A chauffeur is a person employed to drive a passenger motor vehicle, especially a luxury vehicle such as a large sedan or limousine.

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Church in Wales

The Church in Wales (Yr Eglwys yng Nghymru) is the Anglican church in Wales, composed of six dioceses.

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Clydach Gorge

The Clydach Gorge (also known as Cwm Clydach) is a steep-sided valley in south-east Wales down which the River Clydach flows to the River Usk.

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In geography, a confluence (also: conflux) occurs where two or more flowing bodies of water join together to form a single channel.

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Conservative Party (UK)

The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.

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Country music

Country music, also known as country and western or simply country, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s.

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County town

A county town in Great Britain or Ireland is usually, but not always, the location of administrative or judicial functions within the county.

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Cycling at the 2016 Summer Olympics

The cycling competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were held at four venues scheduled to host Eighteen events between 6 August and 21 August.

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Cymreigyddion y Fenni

Cymdeithas Cymreigyddion y Fenni, which translates as the Abergavenny Welsh Society, is a Welsh language society in Abergavenny.

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David Lewis (Jesuit priest)

David Lewis (1616 – 27 August 1679) was a Jesuit Catholic priest and martyr who was also known as Charles Baker.

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Defensive wall

A defensive wall is a fortification usually used to protect a city, town or other settlement from potential aggressors.

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Diocese of Monmouth

The Diocese of Monmouth is a diocese of the Church in Wales.

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Dissolution of the Monasteries

The Dissolution of the Monasteries, sometimes referred to as the Suppression of the Monasteries, was the set of administrative and legal processes between 1536 and 1541 by which Henry VIII disbanded monasteries, priories, convents and friaries in England and Wales and Ireland, appropriated their income, disposed of their assets, and provided for their former personnel and functions.

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Doric order

The Doric order was one of the three orders of ancient Greek and later Roman architecture; the other two canonical orders were the Ionic and the Corinthian.

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Duke of Lancaster

The Duke of Lancaster is the owner of the estates of the Duchy of Lancaster.

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An earl is a member of the nobility.

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Edward Nevill, 8th Baron Bergavenny

Edward Nevill, de facto 8th (de jure 1st) Baron Bergavenny (c. 1550 – 1 December 1622) was an English Peer.

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Edward Neville, 3rd Baron Bergavenny

Edward Nevill, de facto 3rd (de jure 1st) Baron Bergavenny (bef. 1414 – 18 October 1476) was an English peer.

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An effigy is a representation of a specific person in the form of sculpture or some other three-dimensional medium.

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English Civil War

The English Civil War (1642–1651) was a series of armed conflicts and political machinations between Parliamentarians ("Roundheads") and Royalists ("Cavaliers") over, principally, the manner of England's governance.

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A facade (also façade) is generally one exterior side of a building, usually, but not always, the front.

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A fair (archaic: faire or fayre), also known as funfair, is a gathering of people for a variety of entertainment or commercial activities.

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Farmers' market

A farmers' market is a physical retail marketplace intended to sell foods directly by farmers to consumers.

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Flannel is a soft woven fabric, of various fineness.

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Funerary art

Funerary art is any work of art forming, or placed in, a repository for the remains of the dead.

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Garfield Sobers

Sir Garfield St Aubrun Sobers, AO, OCC (born 28 July 1936), also known as Gary or Garry Sobers, is a former cricketer who played for the West Indies between 1954 and 1974, and is widely considered to be cricket's greatest all-rounder.

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Georgian architecture

Georgian architecture is the name given in most English-speaking countries to the set of architectural styles current between 1714 and 1830.

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Glamorgan County Cricket Club

Glamorgan County Cricket Club (Criced Morgannwg) is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales.

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Gobannium was a Roman fort and civil settlement or Castra established by the Roman legions invading what was to become Roman Wales and lies today under the market town of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire in south east Wales.

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Gofannon is a Middle Welsh reflex of Gobannus, one of the deities worshipped by the ancient Celts.

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Grammar school

A grammar school is one of several different types of school in the history of education in the United Kingdom and other English-speaking countries, originally a school teaching Latin, but more recently an academically-oriented secondary school, differentiated in recent years from less academic Secondary Modern Schools.

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Great Western Railway

The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company that linked London with the south-west and west of England, the Midlands, and most of Wales.

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Gunter Mansion

Gunter Mansion, 37–39 Cross Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire is a house of the early 17th century.

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Gwent (county)

Gwent is a preserved county and a former local government county in south-east Wales.

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Hamelin de Ballon

Hamelin de Ballon (or Baalun, Baalan, Balun, Balodun, Balon, etc.), (b ca. 1060, died 5 March 1105/6, was an early Norman Baron and the first Baron Abergavenny and Lord of Over Gwent and Abergavenny; he also served William Rufus.J. Horace Round, "The Family of Ballon and the Conquest of South Wales", Studies in Peerage and Family History (1901), pp. 181-215.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a fantasy novel written by British author J. K. Rowling and the third in the Harry Potter series.

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Henry Nevill, 6th Baron Bergavenny

Henry Nevill, 6th and de jure 4th Baron Abergavenny KB (between 1527 and 153510 February 1587) was an English peer.

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Henry VIII (play)

Henry VIII is a collaborative history play, written by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, based on the life of King Henry VIII of England.

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Hereford railway station

Hereford railway station serves the city of Hereford, England.

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History of psychiatric institutions

The rise of the lunatic asylum and its gradual transformation into, and eventual replacement by, the modern psychiatric hospital, explains the rise of organised, institutional psychiatry.

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HMS Abergavenny (1795)

HMS Abergavenny was originally the Earl of Abergavenny, an East Indiaman sailing for the British East India Company (EIC). As an East Indiaman she made two trips to China between 1790 and 1794. The Royal Navy bought her in 1795, converted her to a 56-gun fourth-rate ship of the line, and renamed her. One year later the East India Company built a new and much larger ship which was also named the ''Earl of Abergavenny'' and which sank off Weymouth Bay in 1805. HMS Abergavenny was sold for breaking in 1807.

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Hockey is a sport in which two teams play against each other by trying to maneuver a ball or a puck into the opponent's goal using a hockey stick.

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Holy See

The Holy See (Santa Sede; Sancta Sedes), also called the See of Rome, is the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Catholic Church in Rome, the episcopal see of the Pope, and an independent sovereign entity.

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Ieuan ab Owain Glyndŵr

Ieuan ab Owain Glyndŵr was reputedly the illegitimate son of the last native Welsh Prince of Wales; Owain Glyndŵr.

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Indian Rebellion of 1857

The Indian Rebellion of 1857 was a major uprising in India between 1857–58 against the rule of the British East India Company, which functioned as a sovereign power on behalf of the British Crown.

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Intimate Relations (1996 film)

Intimate Relations is a 1996 Canadian-British film, the first movie by writer and director Philip Goodhew.

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Isca Augusta

Isca, variously specified as Isca Augusta or Isca Silurum, was the site of a Roman legionary fortress and settlement or vicus, the remains of which lie beneath parts of the present-day suburban village of Caerleon in the north of the city of Newport in South Wales.

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Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland

Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland (– 13 November 1440), was the fourth of the four children (and only daughter) of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, and his mistress, later wife, Katherine Swynford.

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John Hastings, 2nd Baron Hastings

John Hastings, 2nd Baron Hastings (29 September 1287 – 20 January 1325) was a medieval English Baron.

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John of Gaunt

John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, KG (6 March 1340 – 3 February 1399) was an English nobleman, soldier, statesman, and prince, the third of five surviving sons of King Edward III of England.

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John of Monmouth (bishop)

John of Monmouth DD (a.k.a. John de Monemuta; died 1323) was a medieval university Chancellor and Bishop of Llandaff.

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John Williams (VC)

John Williams VC (born John Fielding 24 May 1857 – 25 November 1932), was a Welsh recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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Jules Williams

Julian Lloyd "Jules" Williams (born 23 July 1968) is a British writer, director, producer and "intuitive counsellor".

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Julie Walters

Dame Julia Mary Walters, (born 22 February 1950) is an English actress and writer.

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King Henry VIII Grammar School

King Henry VIII Grammar School, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire was one of a series of schools founded during the Reformation in England and Wales in 1542 from property seized from monasteries and religious congregations.

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Laws in Wales Acts 1535 and 1542

The Laws in Wales Acts 1535 and 1542 (Y Deddfau Cyfreithiau yng Nghymru 1535 a 1542) were parliamentary measures by which Wales became a full and equal part of the Kingdom of England and the legal system of England was extended to Wales and the norms of English administration introduced.

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Le Mans

Le Mans is a city in France, on the Sarthe River.

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Les Dennis

Leslie Dennis Heseltine (born 12 October 1953), known as Les Dennis, is an English television presenter, actor and comedian.

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Listed building

A listed building, or listed structure, is one that has been placed on one of the four statutory lists maintained by Historic England in England, Historic Environment Scotland in Scotland, Cadw in Wales, and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in Northern Ireland.

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Llangybi, Monmouthshire

Llangybi (also spelled Llangibby) is a community and village in Monmouthshire, in southeast Wales, United Kingdom.

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Llanthony Priory

Llanthony Priory (Priordy Llanddewi Nant Hodni) is a partly ruined former Augustinian priory in the secluded Vale of Ewyas, a steep sided once glaciated valley within the Black Mountains area of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Monmouthshire, south east Wales.

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Llanvihangel Crucorney

Llanvihangel Crucorney (Llanfihangel Crucornau) is a small village in the community (parish) of Crucorney, Monmouthshire, Wales.

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Llanwenarth is a small village and parish in the Usk Valley of Monmouthshire, south-east Wales, United Kingdom.

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London and North Western Railway

The London and North Western Railway (LNWR, L&NWR) was a British railway company between 1846 and 1922.

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Maindiff Court Hospital

Maindiff Court Hospital is a Community Hospital near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, operated by the Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board.

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Maine-Anjou cattle

The Maine-Anjou is a French breed of domestic cattle, raised mainly in the Pays de la Loire region in north-western France.

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Malcolm Nash

Malcolm Nash (born 9 May 1945) is a Welsh cricket coach and former first-class cricketer.

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Marches Way

The Marches Way is a partially waymarked long distance footpath in the United Kingdom.

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Market town

Market town or market right is a legal term, originating in the Middle Ages, for a European settlement that has the right to host markets, distinguishing it from a village and city.

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Marquess of Abergavenny

Marquess of Abergavenny (pronounced Abergenny), in the County of Monmouth, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom that was created on 14 January 1876, along with the title Earl of Lewes (pronounced "Lewis"), in the County of Sussex, for the 5th Earl of Abergavenny, a member of the Nevill family.

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Marty Wilde

Marty Wilde, (born Reginald Leonard Smith; 15 April 1939) is an English singer and songwriter.

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A martyr (Greek: μάρτυς, mártys, "witness"; stem μάρτυρ-, mártyr-) is someone who suffers persecution and death for advocating, renouncing, refusing to renounce, or refusing to advocate a belief or cause as demanded by an external party.

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Mary Penry

Mary Penry (12 November 1735 — 17 May 1804) was a Welsh-born woman in colonial Pennsylvania.

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Matthew Jay

Graham Matthew Jay (10 October 1978 – 25 September 2003) was an English singer-songwriter.

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Media Wales

Media Wales Ltd. is a publishing company based in Cardiff, Wales.

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Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful) is a large town in Wales, with a population of about 63,546, situated approximately north of Cardiff.

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Mid Wales

Mid Wales (Canolbarth Cymru or simply Y Canolbarth "The Midlands") is the name given to the central region of Wales.

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Middle Ages

In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or Medieval Period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.

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Monmouth (Assembly constituency)

Monmouth is a constituency of the National Assembly for Wales.

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Monmouth (UK Parliament constituency)

Monmouth (Sir Fynwy) is a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (at Westminster).

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Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy) is a county in south east Wales.

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Monmouthshire (historic)

Monmouthshire, also known as the County of Monmouth (Sir Fynwy), is one of thirteen historic counties of Wales and a former administrative county.

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Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal (Camlas Sir Fynwy a Brycheiniog) is a small network of canals in South Wales.

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Monmouthshire County Council

(Monmouth constituency).

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National Eisteddfod of Wales

The National Eisteddfod of Wales (Welsh: Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru) is the most important of several eisteddfodau that are held annually, mostly in Wales.

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National parks of England and Wales

The national parks of England and Wales are areas of relatively undeveloped and scenic landscape that are designated under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act (2016).

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Nevill Hall Hospital

Nevill Hall Hospital is a district general hospital in Abergavenny, north Monmouthshire, Wales.

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Newport railway station

Newport railway station (Casnewydd) is the third-busiest railway station in Wales (after Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street), situated in Newport city centre.

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Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway

The Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway was a railway company formed to connect the places in its name.

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Newport, Wales

Newport (Casnewydd) is a cathedral and university city and unitary authority area in south east Wales.

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Norman invasion of Wales

The Norman invasion of Wales began shortly after the Norman conquest of England under William the Conqueror, who believed England to be his birthright.

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The Normans (Norman: Normaunds; Normands; Normanni) were the people who, in the 10th and 11th centuries, gave their name to Normandy, a region in France.

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Oath of allegiance

An oath of allegiance is an oath whereby a subject or citizen acknowledges a duty of allegiance and swears loyalty to monarch or country.

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Offa's Dyke Path

Offa's Dyke Path (Welsh: Llwybr Clawdd Offa) is a long-distance footpath following closely the Wales–England border.

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Oliver Thornton

Oliver Thornton (born 10 September 1979) is a stage actor and singer who is best known for his contributions to musical theatre in London's West End.

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Order of Saint Benedict

The Order of Saint Benedict (OSB; Latin: Ordo Sancti Benedicti), also known as the Black Monksin reference to the colour of its members' habitsis a Catholic religious order of independent monastic communities that observe the Rule of Saint Benedict.

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Owain Glyndŵr

Owain Glyndŵr (c. 1359 – c. 1415), or Owain Glyn Dŵr, was a Welsh ruler and the last native Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales (Tywysog Cymru) but to many, viewed as an unofficial king.

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Owen Sheers

Owen Sheers (born 20 September 1974) is a Welsh poet, author, playwright and TV presenter.

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Pen-y-Fal Hospital

Pen-y-Fal Hospital was a psychiatric hospital in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, opened in 1851 and closed in 1996.

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Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny

Pen-y-Pound is a cricket ground in Abergavenny, Wales.

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Pope John XXII

Pope John XXII (Ioannes XXII; 1244 – 4 December 1334), born Jacques Duèze (or d'Euse), was Pope from 7 August 1316 to his death in 1334.

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A portico is a porch leading to the entrance of a building, or extended as a colonnade, with a roof structure over a walkway, supported by columns or enclosed by walls.

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Post office

A post office is a customer service facility forming part of a national postal system.

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Priesthood in the Catholic Church

The ministerial orders of the Catholic Church (for similar but different rules among Eastern Catholics see Eastern Catholic Church) are those of bishop, presbyter (more commonly called priest in English), and deacon.

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A priory is a monastery of men or women under religious vows that is headed by a prior or prioress.

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Priory Church of St Mary, Abergavenny

The Priory Church of St Mary, Abergavenny is a parish church in the centre of Abergavenny in Monmouthshire, Wales.

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Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (musical)

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a musical with a book by Australian film director-writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score.

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Psychiatric hospital

Psychiatric hospitals, also known as mental hospitals, mental health units, mental asylums or simply asylums, are hospitals or wards specializing in the treatment of serious mental disorders, such as clinical depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

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A pub, or public house, is an establishment licensed to sell alcoholic drinks, which traditionally include beer (such as ale) and cider.

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Raglan Castle

Raglan Castle (Castell Rhaglan) is a late medieval castle located just north of the village of Raglan in the county of Monmouthshire in south east Wales.

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Raglan, Monmouthshire

Raglan (Rhaglan) is a village in Monmouthshire, south east Wales, United Kingdom.

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Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland

Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland, 4th Baron Neville de Raby, Earl Marshal (c. 1364 – 21 October 1425), was an English nobleman of the House of Neville.

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Raymond Williams

Raymond Henry Williams (31 August 1921 – 26 January 1988) was a Welsh Marxist theorist, academic, novelist and critic.

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Richard de Beauchamp, 1st Earl of Worcester

Richard de Beauchamp, 1st Earl of Worcester, KCB (c. 1394 – c. 18 March 1421/1422) was an English peer.

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River Gavenny

The River Gavenny (Afon Gafenni) is a short river in Monmouthshire in south Wales.

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River Usk

The River Usk (Afon Wysg) rises on the northern slopes of the Black Mountain (y Mynydd Du), Wales, in the westernmost part of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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Robert Jones (VC)

Robert Jones VC (19 August 1857 – 6 September 1898) was a Welsh recipient of the Victoria Cross for his actions at the Battle of Rorke's Drift in January 1879, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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Roundheads were supporters of the Parliament of England during the English Civil War.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

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A royalist supports a particular monarch as head of state for a particular kingdom, or of a particular dynastic claim.

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Rudolf Hess

Rudolf Walter Richard Hess (Heß in German; 26 April 1894 – 17 August 1987), was a prominent politician in Nazi Germany.

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Rugby union

Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century.

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Rupert Graves

Rupert S. Graves (born 30 June 1963) is an English film, television, and theatre actor.

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Sarah Moffat

Sarah Moffat (born Clémence Moffat; July 1882 – ?), also known as Sarah Delice and Clémence Dumas, is a fictional character in the ITV drama Upstairs, Downstairs and its spin-off Thomas & Sarah.

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Sarno is a town and comune and former Latin Catholic bishopric of Campania, Italy, in the province of Salerno, 20 km northeast from the city of Salerno and 60 km east of Naples by the main railway.

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Sarthe is a French department situated in the Grand-Ouest of the country.

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Scott Ellaway

Scott Tereance Ellaway (born August 8, 1981) is a Welsh conductor and advocate for broadening access to classical music.

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Seisyll ap Dyfnwal

Seisyll ap Dyfnwal was a 12th-century Welsh Lord of Gwent Uwchcoed (Upper Gwent).

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Domestic sheep (Ovis aries) are quadrupedal, ruminant mammal typically kept as livestock.

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Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional private detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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The Silures were a powerful and warlike tribe or tribal confederation of ancient Britain, occupying what is now south east Wales and perhaps some adjoining areas.

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Sir Trevor Williams, 1st Baronet

Sir Trevor Williams, 1st Baronet (c. 1623 – 1692) of Llangibby (Llangybi), Monmouthshire, was a Welsh gentry landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1660 and 1692.

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Sister city

Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal or social agreement between towns, cities, counties, oblasts, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.

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Smelting is a process of applying heat to ore in order to melt out a base metal.

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Sugar Loaf, Monmouthshire

Sugar Loaf, sometimes called The Sugar Loaf (Mynydd Pen-y-fâl or Y Fâl), is a mountain situated north-west of Abergavenny in Monmouthshire, Wales.

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Sunshine Radio (FM)

Sunshine Radio is a British radio station which broadcasts to Herefordshire and Monmouthshire areas of the West Midlands and South Wales respectively from its studios in Hereford.

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Telephone exchange

A telephone exchange is a telecommunications system used in the public switched telephone network or in large enterprises.

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Tennis Wales

Tennis Wales (Tenis Cymru) is the national governing body for tennis in Wales.

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The Adventure of the Priory School

"The Adventure of the Priory School", one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of 13 stories in the cycle collected as The Return of Sherlock Holmes.

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The Skirrid Mountain Inn

The Skirrid Mountain Inn is a public house in the small village of Llanfihangel Crucorney, just a few miles north of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales.

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Thomas & Sarah

Thomas & Sarah is a British drama series that aired on ITV in 1979.

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Thomas Monaghan

Thomas Monaghan VC (Tomás Ó Manacháin; 18 April 1833 – 10 November 1895) was a British recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces, during the Indian Mutiny Monaghan was born at Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.

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Thomas Watkins

Thomas David Watkins (c.1876 – ?) is a fictional character in the ITV drama Upstairs, Downstairs and its spin-off Thomas & Sarah.

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A tithe (from Old English: teogoþa "tenth") is a one-tenth part of something, paid as a contribution to a religious organization or compulsory tax to government.

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Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies.

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Tourism in Wales

Wales is an emerging tourist destination, with 8,078,900 visitors to National Trust and Wales Tourist Board destinations in 2002.

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Tree of Jesse

The Tree of Jesse is a depiction in art of the ancestors of Christ, shown in a tree which rises from Jesse of Bethlehem, the father of King David and is the original use of the family tree as a schematic representation of a genealogy.

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A tributary or affluent is a stream or river that flows into a larger stream or main stem (or parent) river or a lake.

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Upstairs, Downstairs (1971 TV series)

Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series produced by London Weekend Television (LWT) for ITV. It ran for 68 episodes divided into five series on ITV from 1971 to 1975.

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Usk (Brynbuga) is a small town in Monmouthshire, south-east Wales, situated northeast of Newport.

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Usk Valley Walk

The Usk Valley Walk is a waymarked long distance footpath in south east Wales, from Caerleon to Brecon.

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Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest award of the British honours system.

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Kate Williams (1874 – 1946), sometimes called Kate Roberts, better known by her stage name Vulcana, was a Welsh strongwoman born of Irish parents in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.

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Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain.

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Welsh Marches

The Welsh Marches (Y Mers) is an imprecisely defined area along and around the border between England and Wales in the United Kingdom.

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Welsh Marches line

The Welsh Marches line (in Welsh: Llinell y Mers), known historically as the North and West Route, is the railway line running from Newport in south-east Wales to Shrewsbury in the West Midlands region of England by way of Abergavenny, Hereford and Craven Arms and thence (by some definitions) to Crewe via Whitchurch.

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Welsh Rugby Union

The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) (Undeb Rygbi Cymru) is the governing body of rugby union in Wales, recognised by the sport's international governing body, World Rugby.

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West Midland Railway

The West Midland Railway was an early British railway company.

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A wig is a head covering made from human hair, animal hair, or synthetic fiber.

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William de Braose, 4th Lord of Bramber

William de Braose, (or William de Briouze), 4th Lord of Bramber (1144/1153 – 9 August 1211), court favourite of King John of England, at the peak of his power, was also Lord of Gower, Abergavenny, Brecknock, Builth, Radnor, Kington, Limerick, Glamorgan, Skenfrith, Briouze in Normandy, Grosmont, and White Castle.

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William III of England

William III (Willem; 4 November 1650 – 8 March 1702), also widely known as William of Orange, was sovereign Prince of Orange from birth, Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland and Overijssel in the Dutch Republic from 1672 and King of England, Ireland and Scotland from 1689 until his death in 1702.

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William Nevill, 1st Marquess of Abergavenny

William Nevill, 1st Marquess of Abergavenny (16 September 1826 – 12 December 1915), styled Viscount Neville between 1845 and 1868 and known as The Earl of Abergavenny between 1868 and 1876, was a British peer.

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised)—23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Y Gaer

Y Gaer is a Roman fort situated near modern-day Brecon in Mid Wales, United Kingdom.

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Y Graig

Y Graig, three miles west of Abergavenny, is the site of an abandoned settlement, known to have been occupied in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Ysgyryd Fach

Ysgyryd Fach is a hill one mile east of Abergavenny in the county of Monmouthshire, south Wales.

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Ysgyryd Fawr

Ysgyryd Fawr (Skirrid) is an easterly outlier of the Black Mountains in Wales, and forms the easternmost part of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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2013 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

The 2013 UCI Track Cycling World Championships took place in Minsk, Belarus from 20 to 24 February 2013 in the Minsk-Arena.

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