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Question 1: At the top of a culturally diverse, intensely feudalised and local society, the Marcher barons combined the authority of ________ lord and vassal of the King among their Normans, and of supplanting the traditional tywysog among their conquered Welsh.

Question 2: It assumed the lands held by the Princes of Gwynedd under the title "________" as legally part of the lands of England, and established shire counties on the English model over those areas.
Charles, Prince of WalesDuke of CornwallEdward VIII of the United KingdomPrince of Wales

Question 3: Marches Way a long distance footpath from Chester to ________ through the Welsh Marches

Question 4: Military adventurers came to Wales from ________ and elsewhere, raided an area of Wales, and then fortified it and granted land to some of their supporters.

Question 5: The Marches Way is a long distance footpath which connects Chester in the north, via Whitchurch, Shrewsbury, Leominster, and ________ to Cardiff in South Wales.
AbergavennyLlangybi, MonmouthshireMonmouthUsk

Question 6: ________
WalesHistory of WalesHistory of Gwynedd during the High Middle AgesKingdom of Gwynedd

Question 7: Hundreds of small ________ were built in the border area in the 12th and 13th centuries, predominantly by Norman lords as assertions of power as well as defences against Welsh raiders and rebels.
KeepFortificationHill fortCastle

Question 8: The ________ kingdom of Mercia took its name from West Saxon mearc "marches", which in this instance referred explicitly to the territory's position on the Anglo-Saxon frontier with the Romano-British to the west.
AnglesAnglo-SaxonsGermanic peoplesSaxons

Question 9: Campaigns and raids from Powys then led in the early ________ to the building of Wat's Dyke, a boundary earthwork extending from the Severn valley near Oswestry to the Dee estuary.
9th century11th century8th century7th century

Question 10: After the decline and fall of the ________ which occupied Britain until about 410AD, the area which is now Wales comprised a number of separate Romano-British kingdoms, including Powys in the east.
Roman RepublicRoman EmpireByzantine EmpireWestern Roman Empire


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