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Y Gorddwr (or Corddwr) (The Upper Water) was a medieval commote (cwmwd) in the cantref of Ystlyg in the Kingdom of Powys. [1]

23 relations: Battle of Evesham, Cantref, Caus Castle, Commote, Corbet family, Dafydd ap Gruffydd, Deuddwr, Edward I of England, English feudal barony, Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn, Gwenwynwyn ap Owain, Henry III of England, Kingdom of Powys, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Marcher Lord, Norman conquest of England, Owen de la Pole, River Severn, Roger de Montgomerie, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, Treaty of Montgomery, Ystlyg, Ystrad Marchell.

The Battle of Evesham was one of the two main battles of 13th century England's Second Barons' War.

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A Cantref (plural cantrefi) was a medieval Welsh land division, particularly important in the administration of Welsh law.

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Caus Castle is a hill fort and medieval castle in the civil parish of Westbury in the English county of Shropshire.

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A commote (Welsh cwmwd, sometimes spelt in older documents as cymwd, plural cymydau, less frequently cymydoedd),Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru (University of Wales Dictionary), p. 643 was a secular division of land in Medieval Wales.

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Corbet is supposed to have been first recorded in Pays de Caux, Normandy, as the name of a Norman baron named "Corbet le Normand" (Corbet the Northman) who was born in the early 11th century.

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Dafydd ap Gruffydd (or Dafydd ap Gruffudd, angl. David, son of Gruffydd) (11 July (?) 1238 – 3 October 1283) was Prince of Wales from 11 December 1282 until his execution on 3 October 1283 by King Edward I of England.

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Deuddwr (Confluence, literally: two waters) was a medieval commote (cwmwd) in the cantref of Ystlyg in the Kingdom of Powys.

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Edward I (17 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), also known as Edward Longshanks and the Hammer of the Scots (Latin: Malleus Scotorum), was King of England from 1272 to 1307.

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In the kingdom of England, a feudal barony or barony by tenure was the highest degree of feudal land tenure, namely per baroniam (Latin for "by barony") under which the land-holder owed the service of being one of the king's barons.

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Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn (died c. 1286) was a Welsh prince who was lord of the part of Powys known as Powys Wenwynwyn and sided with Edward I in his conquest of Wales of 1277 to 1283.

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Gwenwynwyn ab Owain Cyfeiliog (died c. 1216) was the last major ruler of mid Wales before the completion of the Norman English invasion.

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Henry III (1 October 1207 – 16 November 1272), also known as Henry of Winchester, was King of England, Lord of Ireland and Duke of Aquitaine from 1216 until his death.

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The Kingdom of Powys was a Welsh successor state, petty kingdom and principality that emerged during the Middle Ages following the end of Roman rule in Britain.

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Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (c. 1223 – 11 December 1282), sometimes written as Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, also known as Llywelyn the Last, or, in Welsh, Llywelyn Ein Llyw Olaf ("Llywelyn, Our Last Leader"), was King of Wales from 1258, until his death at Cilmeri, in 1282.

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A Marcher Lord was a strong and trusted noble appointed by the King of England to guard the border (known as the Welsh Marches) between England and Wales.

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The Norman conquest of England was the 11th-century invasion and occupation of England by an army of Norman, Breton, and French soldiers led by Duke William II of Normandy, later styled as William the Conqueror.

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Owen de la Pole (c. 1257 – c. 1293), also known as Owain ap Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn, was the heir presumptive to the Welsh principality of Powys Wenwynwyn until 1283 when it was abolished by the Parliament of Shrewsbury.

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The River Severn (Welsh: Afon Hafren, Latin: Sabrina) is the longest river in the United Kingdom, at about.

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Roger de Montgomerie (died 1094), also known as Roger the Great de Montgomery, was the first Earl of Shrewsbury.

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Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester (– 4 August 1265), also called Simon de Munford and sometimes referred to as Simon V de Montfort to distinguish him from other Simons de Montfort, was a French nobleman who inherited the title and estates of the earldom of Leicester in England.

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The Treaty of Montgomery was an Anglo-Cambrian treaty signed on 29 September 1267 in Montgomeryshire by which Llywelyn ap Gruffudd was acknowledged as Prince of Wales by King Henry III of England (r. 1216–1272).

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Ystlyg (page or open country) was a medieval cantref in the Kingdom of Powys.

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Ystrad Marchell sometimes Strad Marchell (Vale of Marchell) was a medieval commote (cwmwd) in the cantref of Ystlyg in the Kingdom of Powys.

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

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