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Brecon (Aberhonddu), archaically known as Brecknock, is a market town and community in Powys, Mid Wales, with a population of 7,901. [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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A470 road

The A470, also known as the Cardiff to Glan Conwy Trunk Road, is the major long-distance road in Wales, from Cardiff on the south coast to Llandudno on the north coast.

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Afon Honddu (Powys)

The Afon Honddu is a river in the county of Powys, mid Wales.

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Andy Powell (rugby)

Andrew "Andy" Powell (born 23 August 1981) is a Welsh rugby union player currently playing for Merthyr RFC.

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Anglicisation or anglicization, also Englishing, is the process of converting anything to more "English" norms.

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An archdeacon is a senior clergy position in the Chaldean Catholic Church, Anglican Communion, Syrian Malabar Nasrani, and some other Christian denominations, above that of most clergy and below a bishop.

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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852), was a soldier and statesman, and one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain.

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Baden-Württemberg is a state of Germany located in the southwest, east of the Upper Rhine.

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Baron Talbot de Malahide

Baron Talbot of Malahide (or de Malahide) is a title that has been created twice for members of the same family—in 1831 in the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Talbot of Malahide, and in 1856 in the Peerage of the United Kingdom as Baron Talbot de Malahide.

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A bastion (also named bulwark, derived from the Dutch name "bolwerk"), is an angular structure projecting outward from the curtain wall of an artillery fortification.

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Battle of Agincourt

The Battle of Agincourt was a major English victory in the Hundred Years' War.

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Beeching cuts

The Beeching cuts (also Beeching Axe) refer to the reduction of route network and restructuring of the Railways in Great Britain 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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Bernard de Neufmarché

Bernard of Neufmarché was "the first of the original conquerors of Wales." He was a minor Norman lord who rose to power in the Welsh Marches before successfully undertaking the invasion and conquest of the Kingdom of Brycheiniog between 1088 and 1095.

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A bishop (English derivation from the New Testament Greek ἐπίσκοπος, epískopos, "overseer", "guardian") is an ordained or consecrated member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight.

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Blaubeuren is a town in the district of Alb-Donau near Ulm in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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Brecknock Museum

Brecknock Museum is a museum managed by Powys County Council in Brecon, the historic county town of Brecknockshire or Breconshire in Mid Wales.

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Brecknockshire (Sir Frycheiniog), also known as the County of Brecknock, Breconshire, or the County of Brecon is one of thirteen historic counties of Wales, and a former administrative county.

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Brecon and Merthyr Tydfil Junction Railway

The Brecon and Merthyr Tydfil Junction Railway (B&M) was a railway in Wales running from Brecon, Brecknockshire to east of Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan.

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Brecon and Radnorshire (UK Parliament constituency)

Brecon and Radnorshire (Brycheiniog a Sir Faesyfed) is a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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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 popular with walkers 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, Wales to the east as well as the Black Mountain (range) to the west. They share the same basic geology as the central range, and so exhibit many similar features, such the north-facing escarpment and glacial features such as lakes and cwms below the escarpment. They all fall within the border of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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Brecon Beacons Mountain Centre

The Brecon Beacons Mountain Centre is the popular name for the National Park Visitor Centre managed by the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.

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Brecon Beacons National Park

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

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Brecon Cathedral

Brecon Cathedral, in the town of Brecon, is the cathedral of the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon in the Church in Wales and seat of the Bishop of Swansea and Brecon.

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Brecon Jazz Festival

The Brecon Jazz Festival is a music festival held annually in Brecon, Wales.

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British Army

The British Army is the United Kingdom's principal land warfare force.

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Brittany (Bretagne; Breizh, pronounced or; Gallo: Bertaèyn, pronounced) is a cultural region in the north-west of France.

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Brychan Brycheiniog was a legendary 5th-century king of Brycheiniog (Brecknockshire, alternatively Breconshire) in South Wales.

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Brycheiniog was a small independent petty kingdom in South Wales in the Early Middle Ages.

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Cardiff (Caerdydd) is the capital and largest city in Wales and the tenth largest city in the United Kingdom.

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Cardiff Airport

Cardiff Airport (Maes Awyr Caerdydd) is an international airport owned by the Welsh Government, serving Cardiff and the rest of South, Mid and West Wales.

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Cardiff Blues

Cardiff Blues (Gleision Caerdydd) is one of the four professional Welsh regional rugby union teams.

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Carmarthen (Caerfyrddin) is a community in, and the county town of, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

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A castle (from castellum) is a type of fortified structure built in Europe and the Middle East during the Middle Ages by nobility.

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

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Chapel of ease

A chapel of ease (sometimes chapel-of-ease) is a church building other than the parish church, built within the bounds of a parish for the attendance of those who cannot reach the parish church conveniently.

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Charles Kemble

Charles Kemble (25 November 1775 – 12 November 1854) was a British actor.

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Christ College, Brecon

Christ College, Brecon is a co-educational, boarding and day independent school, located in the market town of Brecon in mid-Wales.

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Coleg Powys

Coleg Powys is the further education establishment in the County of Powys, Mid Wales.

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A community is a social unit of any size that shares common values.

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In geography, a confluence is the meeting of two or more bodies of water.

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County town

A county town is a county's current or former administrative centre in the United Kingdom, Ireland, or Jamaica.

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The Crusades were military campaigns sanctioned by the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages.

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Cwmbran (Welsh: Cwmbrân, also in use as an alternative spelling in English) is a new town in Wales.

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Dafydd Gam

Sir Dafydd ap Llewelyn ap Hywel (c. 1380 – 25 October 1415), better known as Dafydd Gam or Davy Gam, was a Welsh medieval nobleman, a prominent opponent of Owain Glyndŵr.

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Dark Ages (historiography)

The Dark Ages is a historical periodization used originally for the Middle Ages, which emphasizes the cultural and economic deterioration that supposedly occurred in Western Europe following the decline of the Roman Empire.

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Deep Purple

Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968.

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Diocese of St David's

The Diocese of St Davids covers the historic extent of Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, and Pembrokeshire, together with a small part of western Glamorgan.

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Diocese of Swansea and Brecon

The Diocese of Swansea and Brecon was established as a Diocese of the Church in Wales in 1923 with Brecon Priory as the Cathedral.

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Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham

Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham (3 February 1478 – 17 May 1521) was an English nobleman.

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Eglwysilan is an ecclesiastical parish and hamlet in Wales, within the community of Aber Valley in the unitary authority of Caerphilly County Borough.

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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") in the Kingdom of England over, principally, the manner of its government.

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Ernest Howard Griffiths

Ernest Howard Griffiths (15 June 1851 - 3 March 1932) was a British physicist born in Brecon, Wales.

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Fishguard (Abergwaun, meaning "Mouth of the River Gwaun") is a coastal town in Pembrokeshire, south-west Wales, with a population of 3,419 recorded in the 2011 Census.

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Ford (crossing)

A ford is a shallow place with good footing where a river or stream may be crossed by wading or inside a vehicle.

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France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories.

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Frances Hoggan

Frances Elizabeth Hoggan MD (née Morgan) (20 December 1843 – 5 February 1927) was the first British woman to receive a doctorate in medicine from a university in Europe, and the first female doctor to be registered in Wales.

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Further education

Further education (often abbreviated FE) in the United Kingdom and Ireland, similar to continuing education in the United States, is a term used to refer to education (in addition to that received at secondary school), that is distinct from the higher education offered in universities.

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A gatehouse, in architectural terminology, is a building enclosing or accompanying a gateway for a castle, manor house, fort, town or similar buildings of importance.

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George Melly

Alan George Heywood Melly (17 August 1926 – 5 July 2007) was an English jazz and blues singer, critic, writer and lecturer.

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Gerald of Wales

Gerald of Wales (Giraldus Cambrensis; Gerallt Gymro) was archdeacon of Brecon and chronicler of his times.

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Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe.

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Gouesnou is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.

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The Gurkhas (Nepali: गोर्खा), also spelled as Gorkhas, are soldiers from Nepal.

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Henry V of England

Henry V (9 August 1387 – 31 August 1422) was King of England from 1413 until his death at the age of 35 in 1422.

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Henry Vaughan

Henry Vaughan (17 April 1621 – 23 April 1695) was a Welsh author, physician and metaphysical poet.

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Hereford is a cathedral city, civil parish and county town of Herefordshire, England.

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Hereford, Hay and Brecon Railway

The Hereford, Hay and Brecon Railway (HH&BR) was an early railway linking Hereford in England with Brecon in Wales.

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Hugh Price (lawyer)

Hugh Price (c. 1495 – 1574) was a Welsh lawyer and clergyman who was instrumental in the founding of Jesus College, Oxford.

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Humphrey de Bohun, 2nd Earl of Hereford

Humphrey (IV) de Bohun (1204 – 24 September 1275) was 2nd Earl of Hereford and 1st Earl of Essex, as well as Constable of England.

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Infantry Battle School

The Infantry Battle School, Brecon is a British Army training establishment at Dering Lines in Brecon, Wales.

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J. M. W. Turner

Joseph Mallord William Turner, RA (baptised 14 May 177519 December 1851) was an English Romanticist landscape painter.

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Jessica Allen

Jessica Allen (born 21 August 1989, Brecon) is a Welsh racing cyclist.

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Jesus College, Oxford

Jesus College (in full: Jesus College in the University of Oxford of Queen Elizabeth's Foundation) is one of the colleges of the University of Oxford in England.

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John Evan Thomas

John Evan Thomas, FSA (15 January 1810 – 9 October 1873) was a Welsh sculptor, notable for many sculptures both in Wales and elsewhere in the UK, such as his portrait sculptures in London.

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Listed building

A listed building, in the United Kingdom, is one that has been placed on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.

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Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea.

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Llanidloes is a town along the A470 road and B4518 road in Powys, within the historic county boundaries of Montgomeryshire (Sir Drefaldwyn), Wales.

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London, Midland and Scottish Railway

The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS)It has been argued that the initials LMSR should be used to be consistent with LNER, GWR and SR.

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Mark (currency)

The mark was a currency or unit of account in many nations.

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Market town

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

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In many countries, a mayor (or, from the Latin maior, meaning "bigger") is the highest-ranking official in a municipal government such as that of a city or town.

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Medicine Head

Medicine Head were a British blues rock band – initially a duo – active in the 1970s.

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Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful) is a town in Wales, with a population of about 59,500, situated approximately north of Cardiff.

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Metaphysical poets

The metaphysical poets is a term coined by the poet and critic Samuel Johnson to describe a loose group of English lyric poets of the 17th century, whose work was characterized by the inventive use of conceits, and by speculation about topics such as love or religion.

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Methodism, or the Methodist movement, is a group of historically related denominations of Protestant Christianity which derive their inspiration from the life and teachings of John Wesley.

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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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Mid-Wales Railway

The Mid-Wales Railway (MWR) was an early railway company operating in Mid-Wales.

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Midland Railway

The Midland Railway (MR) was a railway company in the United Kingdom from 1844 to 1922, when it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.

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Monmouth (Welsh: Trefynwy meaning "town on the Monnow") is a traditional county town in Monmouthshire, Wales.

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Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is a small network of canals in South Wales.

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National Eisteddfod of Wales

The National Eisteddfod of Wales (Welsh: Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru) is the most important of several eisteddfodau (festivals) 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 1949.

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Neath (Castell-nedd) is a town and community situated in the principal area of Neath Port Talbot, Wales with a population of 19,258 in 2011.

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Neath and Brecon Railway

The Neath and Brecon Railway linked the Vale of Neath Railway at Neath with the Brecon and Merthyr Railway at Brecon and also via a connection from Colbren Junction, it linked to the Swansea Vale Railway at Ynysygeinon Junction (sometimes spelt Ynisygeinon).

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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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Newtown, Powys

Newtown (Y Drenewydd) is the largest town in the county of Powys, Wales.

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Nia Roberts (actress)

Nia Roberts (born 5 July 1972), is a Welsh actress.

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Norman architecture

The term Norman architecture is used to categorise styles of Romanesque architecture developed by the Normans in the various lands under their dominion or influence in the 11th and 12th centuries.

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Olive Wheeler

Dame Olive Annie Wheeler, DBE (1886–1963) was a Welsh educationist, psychologist and university lecturer, who later became Professor of Education at Cardiff University.

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Other ranks (UK)

Other ranks (ORs) in the British Army, Royal Marines, Royal Air Force and in the armies and air forces of many other Commonwealth countries are those personnel who are not commissioned officers, usually including non-commissioned officers (NCOs).

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Owain Glyndŵr

Owain Glyndŵr, or Owain Glyn Dŵr, (c. 1349 or 1359 – c. 1415) was a Welsh ruler and the last native Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales (Tywysog Cymru).

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Pen y Fan

Pen y Fan is the highest peak in south Wales, situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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Plough Lane Chapel, Brecon

Plough Lane Chapel Lion Street Brecon or Plough United Reformed Church.

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Pontnewydd (English translation: Newbridge) is a suburb of Cwmbran in the county borough of Torfaen, south-east Wales.

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Powys (or; Welsh) is a principal area, local-government county and preserved county in Mid Wales.

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Primary school

A primary school or elementary school is a school in which children receive primary or elementary education from the ages of about five to eleven, coming before secondary school and after preschool.

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Rachel Podger

Rachel Podger (born 1968 in England) is an English violinist and conductor specialising in the performance of Baroque music.

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Richard Maybery

Captain Richard Aveline Maybery (4 January 1895 – 19 December 1917) was a Welsh flying ace of the First World War.

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River Usk

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

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Roger Glover

Roger David Glover (born 30 November 1945) is a British bassist, songwriter, and record producer.

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Roman Britain

Roman Britain (Britannia or, later, Britanniae, "the Britains") is the name given to the areas of the island of Great Britain that were governed by the Roman Empire, from 43 to 409 or 410.

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Rugby union positions

In the game of rugby union, there are 15 players on each team, comprising eight forwards (numbered 1–8) and seven backs (numbered 9–15).

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Saline, Michigan

Saline is a city in Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan.

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Sam Hobbs (rugby player)

Sam Hobbs (born 13 May 1988, Brecon) is a Welsh rugby union player.

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Sarah Siddons

Sarah Siddons (5 July 1755 – 8 June 1831) was a Welsh-born actress, the best-known tragedienne of the 18th century.

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Scheduled monument

In the United Kingdom, a scheduled monument is a 'nationally important' archaeological site or historic building, given protection against unauthorised change.

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Secondary school

A secondary school is a school which provides secondary education, between the ages of 11 and 16 or 11 and 19, after primary school and before higher education.

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Sennybridge Training Area

The Sennybridge Training Area (SENTA) is a UK Ministry of Defence military training area near the village of Sennybridge in Powys, Wales.

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Severn Estuary

The Severn Estuary (Môr Hafren) is the estuary of the River Severn, the longest river in Great Britain.

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Sian Reese-Williams

Sian Reese-Williams (born 18 November 1981) is a Welsh theatre and television actress and singer, best known for playing Genesis Walker in Emmerdale.

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Sibyl de Neufmarché

Sibyl de Neufmarché, Countess of Hereford, suo jure Lady of Brecknock (c. 1100 – after 1143), was a Cambro-Norman noblewoman, heiress to one of the most substantial fiefs in the Welsh Marches.

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South Wales Borderers Museum

The South Wales Borderers Museum is located at Brecon in Wales and is the regimental museum of the 24th Regiment of Foot.

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Suo jure

Suo jure is a Latin phrase meaning "in his/her own right".

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Talyllyn Junction

Talyllyn Junction was a railway junction located 4 miles east of Brecon, Powys, opened in 1863.

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The Barracks, Brecon

The Barracks, Watton is a military installation in Brecon in Wales.

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Theatr Brycheiniog

Theatr Brycheiniog is a modern theatre, arts and community venue in Brecon, the old county town of Brecknockshire and now part of south Powys in Mid Wales.

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Thomas Coke (bishop)

Thomas Coke (9 September 1747 – 2 May 1814) was the first Methodist Bishop and is known as the Father of Methodist Missions.

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Town centre

The town centre is the term used to refer to the commercial or geographical centre or core area of a town.

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Tudor Watkins, Baron Watkins

Tudor Elwyn Watkins, Baron Watkins (9 May 1903 – 2 November 1983) was a Welsh Labour Party politician.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

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Wales in the Roman era

The history of Wales in the Roman era began in CE 48 with a military invasion by the imperial governor of Roman Britain.

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Welsh language

Welsh (Cymraeg or y Gymraeg, pronounced) is a member of the Brittonic branch of the Celtic languages spoken natively in Wales, by some along the Welsh border in England, and in Y Wladfa (the Welsh colony in Chubut Province, Argentina).

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William Edwards (architect)

William Edwards (February 1719 – 7 August 1789) was a Welsh Methodist minister who also practised as a stonemason, architect and bridge engineer.

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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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Ystradgynlais is a town on the River Tawe in southwest Powys.

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160th (Wales) Brigade

The 160th Infantry Brigade and HQ Wales or Brigâd 160 (Cymru) is a regional brigade of the British Army that has been in existence since 1908.

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Aberhonddu, Brecknock Castle, Brecon Castle, Brecon Hgh School, Brecon High School, Brecon, Wales, Priory Church in Wales School.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brecon

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