Wales

Questions related to Wales, the mountainous country in the west of the island of Britain, which is part of the United Kingdom. It is known as Cymru in the Welsh language.

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Wales

Was Senghenydd ever the capital of Wales?

No, Senghenydd was never the capital of Wales.

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History of England
Wales
UK History

How did Edward 1 conquer Wales?

By circa 13th century Wales was divided between native Welsh principalities and the territories of the Anglo-Norman Marcher lords. The leading principality of the time was Gwynedd whose princes gained control of the greater part of the country, making the other remaining Welsh princes their "vassals", and had then decided to take the title Prince of Wales". English monarchs had made several attempts to seize control of the native Welsh territories, it was not until Edward's war of conquest against Llywelyn ap Gruffudd ("Llywelyn the Last") of 1277 to 1283 that this was achieved on any lasting basis.

In the two campaigns, of 1277 and 1282/1283, Edward first significantly reduced the territory of the Principality of Wales and then completely overran it, as well as the other remaining Welsh principalities. Most of the conquered territory was retained as a royal land, and these lands subsequently became, by custom, the territorial endowment of the heir to the English throne with the title Prince of Wales. The remainder would be granted to Edward's supporters as new Marcher lordships. Although the territories would not be effectively incorporated into the Kingdom of England until the Laws in Wales Acts 1535-1542, Edward's conquest marked the end of Welsh independence.

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Wales

An important aspect of wales cultural identity?

The Welsh language.

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Wales

What is Wales climate?

Average sun in comparison to the rest of the UK with above average rainfall annually

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Wales

What are the 6 cities in Wales?

Cardiff

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Swansea

bangor

Newport

st. davids

st.alaph

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Royal Family
Elizabeth II
Wales

What are the first names of the children of Princess Anne (Princess Royal)?

Zara and Peter

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History of England
Henry VIII
Wales

What did Henry VIII do for wales?

In 1509, Henry VIII succeeded his father to the throne. Henry did not have the same feel for Wales that his father had. Henry VII had a Welsh dragon and a wolfhound on his heraldic insignia. Henry VIII dropped the wolfhound and replaced it with a lion, thus making the royal insignia less Welsh.

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Translations
Wales
English to Welsh

How do you say is there someone here who speaks English in Welsh?

Oes rhywun yma sy'n siarad Saesneg?

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History of England
Wales
UK History

How long did it take for England to gain control of Wales?

it happened in 1277 and again in 1283 - however, Edward 1(st) did attempt the first control in 1066 but this failed therdfore it was 200 years before England took Wales

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Archery
Europe
Wales

What was a significant weapon in Europe in the 13th Century?

The long bow. This allowed for long range attacks. Another was the sword

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Wales

Who is thepatron saint of wales?

St David

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Wales

How small is wales compared to America?

wales is 20,761 km² miles and the USA is 9.857 million km²

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Wales

Why is St. David a saint?

According to legend (St) David performed several miracles during his life including restoring Paulinus' sight. It has also been said that during a battle against the Saxons, David advised his soldiers to wear leeks in their hats so that they could easily be distinguished from their enemies, who were wearing very similar clothing to the defending Welsh armies . this is why the leek is one of the emblems of Wales now.

David was a reputed vegetarian who ate only bread, herbs and vegetables and who drank only water, David also became known as Aquaticus or Dewi Ddyfrwr (the water drinker) in Welsh. Sometimes, its seems as a self-imposed penance, he would stand up to his neck in a lake of cold water, reciting Scriptures.

David become a missionary and travelled throughout Wales and wider Britain and made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem where he was consecrated bishop. He founded 12 monasteries including Glastonbury and one at Minevia (St. Davids) which he made his bishops seat. He was named Archbishop of Wales at the Synod of Brevi (Llandewi Brefi), Cardiganshire in 550.

Monastery life was at that time very strict, the brothers had to work hard, cultivating the land and pulling the plough without animal help. Many crafts were followed - beekeeping, in particular, was very important. The monks had to keep themselves fed as well as provide food and lodging for travellers. They also looked after the poor in their area.

St David died on 1 March 589A.D., at Minevia, he was allegedly over 100 years old. His remains were buried in a shrine in the 6th century cathedral which was then ransacked in the 11th century by Viking invaders, who plundered the site and murdered two Welsh bishops.

Following his death, his influence spread, firstly through Britain and then by sea down to Cornwall and on to Brittany. In 1120, Pope Callactus II canonised David as a Saint

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Wales
Parts of Speech
Pronouns

What is the pronoun of Wales?

The pronoun that takes the place of the proper noun 'Wales' is it.

Example: Wales is on the coast. It is very picturesque.

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Wales

Where is the Brecon Beacons National Park located?

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Switzerland
Wales

Is Wales bigger than Switzerland?

No. Switzerland is much bigger. It is about 41,285 square kilometres. Wales is about 20,761 square kilometres.

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Wales

What is used for transportation in Wales?

The same vehicles and systems as are used in any Western nation,

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History, Politics & Society
Wales
London

Why is London population bigger than wales?

Because 8 million people want to live in London - even though the quality of life in London isn't very high. In addion employment is higher in London and the surrounding areas than Wales which drives the domestic demand for those living in the area

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Animal Life
Wales

What animals live on the Welsh coasts?

birds, sheep, goats, seals, otters, ponies, horses in nothern areas they have visiting dolphins,

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Wales

What do you call a bunch of blue whales?

A pod

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Royal Family
Wales
UK History

Who was Prince of Wales in 1787?

Technically it was George IV (George Augustus Frederick; 12 August 1762 - 26 June 1830)

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Wales

What is family life like in Wales?

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English Language
Translations
Wales

How do you say hello in the wales?

In welsh its "Helo" which is the formal way and is said exactly like in english or there is informal -

North Wales is S'mae? (s-my?

and South Wales say it as

shoo-my?

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Wales

How is wales similar to the US?

Both are democracies.

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Wales

How many river are in Wales?

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