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BRIEF HISTORICAL NOTICES IN REFERENCE I TO ANGLESEY. TENTH NOTICE. I A.D. 1170.- Prince Owen Gwynedd was no sooner laid in the grave than a great commotion took place as to who Rhollld sneceed him. His eldest son, Iorwerth Drwyndwn, was incajKioitated from ascending the throne by a personal blemish; his younger bi others every one began to aSliire to the dignity, and while disagreeing among themselves, Howel, who was of all the eldest, but base lorn, stepped in himself and took upon him the government. David ap Owen could not brook the idea that a bastard, whose mother was an Irishwoman, should ascend his father's throne. He therefore- marched against him. Howel was resolved to maintain his ground, but was slain, and David was proclaimed Prince of North Wales. A.D. 1173.—Maelgwyn, David's brother, had posses- sion of Anglesey; but David, Prince of North Walas, bringing an army over the Menai into Anglesey, routed him. allll he was forced to make his escape to Ireland. A.D. 1174.—Maelgwyn returned from Ireland, and landing in Anglesey, was discovered, and by his brother's orders committed to close prison. David having brought the Isle of Anglesey to its pristine state of subjection, and to prevent future annoyance, he banished all his brethren and cousins out of his territories. A. D. 11 i5.-Hoderjc, who had been bound with I fetters and east. into prison by his brother David, be- cause he had demanded the share of his father's lands, made his escape, and fleeing to Anglesey, was acknow- ledged by all the [>eople for their prince. This they did, for they conceived an utter abhorence of Prince David, who contrary to all rules of equity, had' disin- herited all his brethren. A.D. 1188.—Baldwin, Archbishop of Canterbury, ac- companied by Giraldus Cambrensis, Archdeacon of Bre- con, visited the Isle of Anglesey for the purpose of ob- taining contributions to carry on the crusade against the infidels. The Archbishop took his stand in an open place in the parish of LlalHliÛlio, called Cerrig-y- Borth. Alexander, Archdeacon of Bangor, interpreted to the people. Roderic, Prince of North Wales, was present. The inhabitants, in grateful remembrance, and to perpetuate the honour of that memorable day, called the stone where the Archdeacon stood, Carreg-yr-Arch- ddiacon (the Archdeacon's stone), and where Prince Roderic stood Maen Roderic (Roderic's stone), aud where his grace stood, which should have- been called Cadair-yr-Archesgob (Chair of the Archbishop), but his business being to beg their alms, they upon that ac- count called the place Kil-beg-le (the place of beg- ging.) A.D. 1193.—Roderic, availing himself of the aid of the King of Man, made an effort to get the Principality of North Wales, and to entirely eject his brother David. He entered Anglesey and reduced the whole island to his subjection; but before the year terminated the sons of his brother Conan came with an army against him, and forced him together with the King of Man to leave the island, they taking possession of it themselves. A.D. 1195—A new revolution happened in North Wales. Prince Davfd had held the sceptre of North Wales for twenty-four years; but it mnst now change hands. Llewelyn, the son of Iorwerth Drwyndwn, who was the eldest son of Owen Gwynedd, Prince of North Wales, marched against David with a powerful army, overcame him, and was declared the true heir to the Principality.

BAD AIR AND (SUN COTTON.

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