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statute of Rhuddlan

1284. Sometimes known as the statute of Wales, this was in fact a royal ordinance, not issued by Parliament. It was intended to settle the government of Wales after the execution ...

Rhuddlan, statute of

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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..., statute of , 1284 . Sometimes known as the statute of Wales, this was in fact a royal ordinance, not issued by Parliament. It was intended to settle the government of Wales after the execution of Dafydd ap Gruffydd in 1283 . English criminal law was to be introduced, but Welsh custom and law were to operate in civil proceedings. Six sheriffdoms were established in Anglesey, Caernarfon, Merioneth, Flint, Carmarthen, and...

Rhuddlan, statute of

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J. A. Cannon

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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..., statute of , 1284 . Sometimes known as the statute of Wales, this was in fact a royal ordinance, not issued by Parliament. It was intended to settle the government of Wales after the execution of Dafydd ap Gruffydd in 1283 . English criminal law was to be introduced, under a justice of Snowdon, but Welsh custom and law were to operate in civil proceedings, and especially property matters where partible inheritance was common. Six sheriffdoms were established in Anglesey, Caernarfon, Merioneth, Flint, Carmarthen, and Cardiganshire. The statute was...

statute of Rhuddlan

statute of Rhuddlan  

1284.Sometimes known as the statute of Wales, this was in fact a royal ordinance, not issued by Parliament. It was intended to settle the government of Wales after the execution of Dafydd ap Gruffydd ...
Flintshire

Flintshire  

County of north‐east Wales lying along the estuary of the river Dee. The shire was created at the statute of Rhuddlan in 1284 and was coincident with the Welsh cantref (hundred) of Tregeingl. It was ...
Carmarthenshire

Carmarthenshire  

County of south‐west Wales. It was part of the early Welsh kingdom of Dyfed and its core became the heart of the later kingdom of Deheubarth. At the Norman Conquest, a royal lordship was created ...
Caernarfonshire

Caernarfonshire  

County of north Wales. It was part of the tribal territory of the Celtic Venedotae, later the Welsh kingdom of Gwynedd. ‘Arfon’ is the land over against Môn (Anglesey) and the county's name is ...
Cardiganshire

Cardiganshire  

A west‐coast county of Wales bordering the Irish Sea. In 1974 it became the district of Ceredigion in the county of Dyfed, but in 1996 was reconstituted as a county, retaining the name Ceredigion. ...
Acts of Union

Acts of Union  

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Laws that cemented the political union of Great Britain and Ireland. Following the complete subjugation of Wales by 1284, the Statute of Rhuddlan, never submitted to a formal Parliament, sanctioned ...
Dyfed

Dyfed  

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The land of the Demetae people at the time of the Roman invasions. The kingdom may have been founded by Irish immigrants, the Deisi, in post‐Roman times; its royal dynasty lasted until Llywarch ap ...
Flintshire

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...County of north‐east Wales lying along the estuary of the river Dee. The shire was created at the statute of Rhuddlan in 1284 and was coincident with the Welsh cantref (hundred) of Tregeingl. It was not modified until 1974 when Flintshire became part of Clwyd and was divided into three districts, Rhuddlan, Delyn, and Alyn and Deeside. In 1996 the county was reconstituted from the three districts. The economy is dominated by tourism, extensively developed on the north coast, and industry. The last coal mine, at Point of Ayr, closed in 1996 ,...

Gwynedd

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...A county of north‐west Wales created by the Local Government Act of 1972 and extant in its initial form from 1974 to 1996 , when it was modified by the removal of Anglesey (Ynys Môn), which became a separate unitary authority. It was based upon the post‐Roman and medieval kingdom of Gwynedd which, after conquest by Edward I , had been divided by the statute of Rhuddlan in 1284 into the counties of Anglesey, Caernarfonshire, and...

Cardiganshire

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...A west‐coast county of Wales bordering the Irish Sea. In 1974 it became the district of Ceredigion in the county of Dyfed , but in 1996 was reconstituted as a county, retaining the name Ceredigion. That name, from which Cardigan is derived, is supposedly after Ceredig, the son of Cunedda , a leader of the Votadini . After its conquest by Edward I in 1277 , it was created one of the shires of the principality by the statute of Rhuddlan in 1284 . At the Act of Union with England in 1536 it was retained as a county and has remained as...

Dyfed

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...County of south‐west Wales, extant between 1974 and 1996 . The name given to the new county under the Local Government Act of 1972 was derived from that of the post‐Roman kingdom. At the statute of Rhuddlan in 1284 , the county of Cardiganshire was created, and by the Act of Union with England in 1536 , Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire . It was not until 1972 that these were united as a new county and given the name Dyfed. The county had little in the way of contemporary common interest and in 1996 authority reverted to the former...

Flintshire

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Harold Carter

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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.... County of north-east Wales lying along the estuary of the river Dee. The shire was created at the statute of Rhuddlan in 1284 and was coincident with the Welsh cantref (hundred) of Tregeingl, the most easterly of the four cantrefs of Perfeddwlad. It was subject to Saxon invasion and was largely to the east of Offa’s Dike, the 8th-cent. boundary between Welsh and Saxon. Under the Normans, it was soon overrun by the neighbouring earl of Chester, but after the wars of Edward I became crown land. Maelor Saesneg, or English Maelor, to the south was...

Carmarthenshire

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...County of south‐west Wales. It was part of the early Welsh kingdom of Dyfed and its core became the heart of the later kingdom of Deheubarth . At the Norman Conquest, a royal lordship was created about the borough of Carmarthen. The shire was created at the statute of Rhuddlan . At the Act of Union with England, other royal lordships and sublordships were added to the county. In 1974 Carmarthen became a district in the county of Dyfed, but in 1996 it was restored as a county within its traditional bounds. Carmarthenshire is a county of rich Welsh...

Union, Acts of

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...Acts of Laws that cemented the political union of Great Britain and Ireland. Following the complete subjugation of Wales by 1284 , the Statute of Rhuddlan, never submitted to a formal Parliament, sanctioned the English system of administration there. Not until 1536 was an Act passed by Henry VIII , which incorporated Wales with England, and granted for the first time Welsh representation in Parliament. The Stuarts united the thrones but not the governments of England and Scotland in 1603 . In 1707 an Act of Union between England and Scotland gave...

Gwynedd, kingdom of

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Harold Carter

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...and was eliminated as a political entity, being divided by the statute of Rhuddlan in 1284 into the counties of Anglesey, Caernarfonshire, and Merionethshire. Harold...

Dyfed

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Harold Carter

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...of south-west Wales, extant between 1974 and 1996 . The name given to the new county under the Local Government Act of 1972 was derived from that of the post-Roman kingdom which was derived from the tribal territory of the Demetae . Unlike other Welsh kingdoms there is evidence of a strong Irish influence, attested by a memorial stone at Castell Dwyrain to a possible early ruler Voteporix. The kingdom subsequently became part of the kingdom of Deheubarth . Norman occupation transformed the area into a series of lordships. At the statute of Rhuddlan ...

Gwynedd

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Harold Carter

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.... A county of north-west Wales created by the Local Government Act of 1972 and extant in its initial form from 1974 to 1996 , when it was modified by the removal of Anglesey (Ynys Môn), which became a separate unitary authority. It was based upon the post-Roman and medieval kingdom of Gwynedd which, after conquest by Edward I , had been divided by the statute of Rhuddlan in 1284 into the counties of Anglesey, Caernarfonshire, and Merionethshire. The name was revived in 1972 when new counties were created. Initially the proposal was to include...

Caernarfonshire

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...of north Wales. It was part of the tribal territory of the Celtic Venedotae, later the Welsh kingdom of Gwynedd . ‘Arfon’ is the land over against Môn ( Anglesey ) and the county's name is derived from the Roman fortress Castrum (or Caer) of Segontium—Caer yn Arfon. Arfon, together with the Llŷn peninsula, Eifionydd to the south, and Arllechwedd, the land west of the Conwy river, were joined together by the statute of Rhuddlan in 1284 as Caernarfonshire. At the Act of Union with England in 1536 the county remained, but in 1974 became part of the...

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