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Welsh Dragon

Index Welsh Dragon

The Welsh Dragon (Y Ddraig Goch, meaning the red dragon) appears on the national flag of Wales. [1]

56 relations: Aneurin Bevan, Argent, Augmentation of honour, Battle of Bosworth Field, Blaenau Gwent, Blazon, Cadwaladr, Caernarfon, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Celtic Britons, Celts, City and County of Swansea Council, City of Cardiff Council, Dinas Emrys, Dragons (rugby union), Felinfoel Brewery, Flag of Wales, Football Association of Wales, Geoffrey of Monmouth, Gorsedd, Gwilym Lloyd George, Henry VII of England, Hillfort, Historia Brittonum, Historia Regum Britanniae, House of Tudor, King Arthur, King Lud, Label (heraldry), Lludd and Llefelys, Local government in Wales, London Welsh RFC, Mabinogion, Merlin, Mynydd Illtud, National Assembly for Wales, Office of the Secretary of State for Wales, Or (heraldry), Owain Glyndŵr, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Royal Badge of Wales, Saxons, Snowdonia, Sport Wales National Centre, St Paul's Cathedral, Supporter, Triangulation station, Uther Pendragon, Visit Wales, ..., Vortigern, Welsh Government, Welsh Language Society, White dragon, Winston Churchill, Wrexham A.F.C.. Expand index (6 more) »

Aneurin Bevan

Aneurin Bevan (15 November 1897 – 6 July 1960), often known as Nye Bevan, was a Welsh Labour Party politician who was the Minister for Health in the post-war Attlee ministry from 1945-51.

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In heraldry, argent is the tincture of silver, and belongs to the class of light tinctures called "metals." It is very frequently depicted as white and usually considered interchangeable with it.

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Augmentation of honour

In heraldry, an augmentation (often termed augmentation of honour or sometimes augmentation of arms) is a modification or addition to a coat of arms, typically given by a monarch as either a mere mark of favour, or a reward or recognition for some meritorious act.

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Battle of Bosworth Field

The Battle of Bosworth Field (or Battle of Bosworth) was the last significant battle of the Wars of the Roses, the civil war between the Houses of Lancaster and York that extended across England in the latter half of the 15th century.

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Blaenau Gwent

Blaenau Gwent (pronounced) is a county borough in Wales, sharing its name with a parliamentary constituency.

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In heraldry and heraldic vexillology, a blazon is a formal description of a coat of arms, flag or similar emblem, from which the reader can reconstruct the appropriate image.

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Cadwaladr ap Cadwallon (also spelled Cadwalader or Cadwallader in English) was king of Gwynedd in Wales from around 655 to 682.

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Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615.

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Cardiff (Caerdydd) is the capital of, and largest city in, Wales, and the eleventh-largest city in the United Kingdom.

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Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin; or informally Sir Gâr) is a unitary authority in the southwest of Wales and is the largest of the thirteen historic counties of Wales.

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Celtic Britons

The Britons, also known as Celtic Britons or Ancient Britons, were Celtic people who inhabited Great Britain from the British Iron Age into the Middle Ages, at which point their culture and language diverged into the modern Welsh, Cornish and Bretons (among others).

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The Celts (see pronunciation of ''Celt'' for different usages) were an Indo-European people in Iron Age and Medieval Europe who spoke Celtic languages and had cultural similarities, although the relationship between ethnic, linguistic and cultural factors in the Celtic world remains uncertain and controversial.

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City and County of Swansea Council

The City and County of Swansea Council (Cyngor Dinas a Sir Abertawe) is the governing body for one of the Principal Areas of Wales covering Swansea, Gower and the surrounding area.

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City of Cardiff Council

The County Council of the City and County of Cardiff (Dinas a Sir Caerdydd) is the governing body for Cardiff, one of the Principal Areas of Wales.

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Dinas Emrys

Dinas Emrys is a rocky and wooded hillock near Beddgelert in Gwynedd, north-west Wales.

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Dragons (rugby union)

Dragons (Dreigiau) are one of the four professional rugby union regional teams in Wales.

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Felinfoel Brewery

Felinfoel Brewery is a brewery based in the village of Felinfoel near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

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Flag of Wales

The flag of Wales (Baner Cymru or Y Ddraig Goch, meaning the red dragon) consists of a red dragon passant on a green and white field.

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Football Association of Wales

The Football Association of Wales (Cymdeithas Bêl-droed Cymru) (FAW) is the governing body of association football in Wales, and controls the Wales national football team and its corresponding women's team.

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Geoffrey of Monmouth

Geoffrey of Monmouth (Galfridus Monemutensis, Galfridus Arturus, Gruffudd ap Arthur, Sieffre o Fynwy; c. 1095 – c. 1155) was a British cleric and one of the major figures in the development of British historiography and the popularity of tales of King Arthur.

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A gorsedd plural gorseddau, is a community or meeting of modern-day bards.

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Gwilym Lloyd George

Gwilym Lloyd George, 1st Viscount Tenby, (4 December 1894 – 14 February 1967) was a British politician and cabinet minister.

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Henry VII of England

Henry VII (Harri Tudur; 28 January 1457 – 21 April 1509) was the King of England and Lord of Ireland from his seizure of the crown on 22 August 1485 to his death on 21 April 1509.

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A hillfort is a type of earthworks used as a fortified refuge or defended settlement, located to exploit a rise in elevation for defensive advantage.

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Historia Brittonum

The History of the Britons (Historia Brittonum) is a purported history of the indigenous British (Brittonic) people that was written around 828 and survives in numerous recensions that date from after the 11th century.

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Historia Regum Britanniae

Historia regum Britanniae (The History of the Kings of Britain), originally called De gestis Britonum (On the Deeds of the Britons), is a pseudohistorical account of British history, written around 1136 by Geoffrey of Monmouth.

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House of Tudor

The House of Tudor was an English royal house of Welsh origin, descended in the male line from the Tudors of Penmynydd.

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King Arthur

King Arthur is a legendary British leader who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of Britain against Saxon invaders in the late 5th and early 6th centuries.

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King Lud

Lud (Lludd map Beli Mawr), according to Geoffrey of Monmouth's legendary History of the Kings of Britain and related medieval texts, was a king of Britain in pre-Roman times who founded London and was buried at Ludgate.

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Label (heraldry)

In heraldry, a label (occasionally lambel, the French form of the word) is a charge resembling the strap crossing the horse's chest from which pendants are hung.

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Lludd and Llefelys

Lludd and Llefelys (Cyfranc Lludd a Llefelys) is a Middle Welsh prose tale written down in the 12th or 13th century; it was included in the Mabinogion by Lady Charlotte Guest in the 19th century.

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Local government in Wales

Since 1 April 1996, Wales has been divided into 22 single-tier principal areas for local government purposes.

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London Welsh RFC

London Welsh Rugby Football Club (Clwb Rygbi Cymry Llundain) was a professional rugby union club formed in 1885.

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The Mabinogion are the earliest prose stories of the literature of Britain.

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Merlin (Myrddin) is a legendary figure best known as the wizard featured in Arthurian legend and medieval Welsh poetry.

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Mynydd Illtud

Mynydd Illtud is an extensive area of common land near Libanus, Powys, Wales, located in the Brecon Beacons National Park and some three miles south-west of Brecon.

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National Assembly for Wales

The National Assembly for Wales (Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru; commonly known as the Welsh Assembly) is a devolved parliament with power to make legislation in Wales.

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Office of the Secretary of State for Wales

The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales, (Swyddfa Ysgrifennydd Gwladol Cymru), informally known as the Wales Office, (Swyddfa Cymru), is a United Kingdom government department.

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Or (heraldry)

In heraldry, or (French for "gold") is the tincture of gold and, together with argent (silver), belongs to the class of light tinctures called "metals", or light colours.

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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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Rhondda Cynon Taf

Rhondda Cynon Taf, or RCT, is a county borough in the south of Wales.

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Royal Badge of Wales

A Royal Badge for Wales was approved in May 2008.

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The Saxons (Saxones, Sachsen, Seaxe, Sahson, Sassen, Saksen) were a Germanic people whose name was given in the early Middle Ages to a large country (Old Saxony, Saxonia) near the North Sea coast of what is now Germany.

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Snowdonia (Eryri) is a mountainous region in northwestern Wales and a national park of in area.

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Sport Wales National Centre

The Sport Wales National Centre (Canolfan Genedlaethol Chwaraeon Cymru) is a sports facility in Cardiff, Wales, set up to assist the development of elite athletes in Wales.

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St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral, London, is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London.

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In heraldry, supporters, sometimes referred to as attendants, are figures or objects usually placed on either side of the shield and depicted holding it up.

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Triangulation station

A triangulation station, also known as a triangulation pillar, trigonometrical station, trigonometrical point, trig station, trig beacon, or trig point, and sometimes informally as a trig, is a fixed surveying station, used in geodetic surveying and other surveying projects in its vicinity.

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Uther Pendragon

Uther Pendragon (Uthyr Pendragon, Uthyr Bendragon), also known as King Uther, is a legendary king of sub-Roman Britain and the father of King Arthur.

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Visit Wales

Visit Wales (Croeso Cymru) is the Welsh Government's tourism team within the Department for Heritage to promote Welsh tourism and assist the tourism industry.

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Vortigern (Old Welsh Guorthigirn, Guorthegern; Gwrtheyrn; Wyrtgeorn; Old Breton Gurdiern, Gurthiern; Foirtchern; Vortigernus, Vertigernus, Uuertigernus, etc), also spelled Vortiger, Vortigan, and Vortigen, was possibly a 5th-century warlord in Britain, known perhaps as a king of the Britons, at least connoted as such in the writings of Bede.

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Welsh Government

The Welsh Government (Llywodraeth Cymru) is the devolved government for Wales.

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Welsh Language Society

The Welsh Language Society (Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg, often abbreviated to Cymdeithas or Cymdeithas yr Iaith) is a direct action pressure group in Wales campaigning for the right of Welsh people to use the Welsh language in every aspect of their lives.

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White dragon

The white dragon is symbol associated in Welsh mythology with the Anglo-Saxons.

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Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 187424 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.

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Wrexham A.F.C.

Wrexham Association Football Club (Clwb Pêl-droed Wrecsam) is a professional association football club based in Wrexham, Wales that plays in the English football league system.

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

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