Henry's school geography

Paperback | February 3, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867. Excerpt: ... Edward I. and Llewellyn in 1281, in which the Welsh were uttyerl broken. Langharne on (he N. W. of Carmarthen Bay, and Kidwelly o 1 the S.E. with a considerable iron and tin trade. G-LAMOBaANSHinE is the most fertile co. in Wales, abounding in minerals and in agricultural produce; area 500,000 acres.. Cardiff, the eo. town, at the mouth of the Taff, pop. 20,000, has a fine castle, where Robert of Normandy was held prisoner for 28 years, and died, 1134. It has a flourishing shipping trade, exporting coal and iron in immense quantities. Swansea on the Bristol Channel at the mouth of Towy, has extensive copper works; coal is so cheap and abundant that ore from Cornwall, is brought to Swansea to be smelted. Merthyr Tydvil on the Taff, pop. lUO.000, is the largest town in Wales, being the centre of the great coal, lead, and iron fields. It exports 400,000 tons of iron yearly. Its population has increased tenfold since 1801. Bridgend on the Ogmore is surrounded by a fertile district, and is noted for its salmon and trout fishery. Llandaff at mouth of the Taff, is a small city, but is the seat of a bishopric. Neath on the river and in the vale of Neath, is famous for its copper and iron works, and the fertility of the surrounding country. Brecknockshire, N. of Glamorgansh., area 485,000 acres; well watered by the rivers Wye, TTsk, and Tay, is productive in farm produce, but has little mining or manufactures. Brecon on the Usk, the co. town, pop. 7000, had formerly a good woollen trade. Bnilth and Hay on the Wye, and Crickhowel on the Usk have some mineral springs, and are favourite resorts of invalids and tourists. The last Welsh prince, Llewellyn, is said to have been killed at Builth, and his head sent to Edward I. in London. The largest mountain in S. Wales i...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867. Excerpt: ... Edward I. and Llewellyn in 1281, in which the Welsh were uttyerl broken. Langharne on (he N. W. of Carmarthen Bay, and Kidwell...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021748252X

ISBN - 13:9780217482523

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