Lordship of Glamorgan

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Lordship of Glamorgan
Arglwyddiaeth Morgannwg
Client state of the Kingdom of England

1091–1536


Arms of Gilbert de Clare

Wales (1267–1277)
  Lordships of the Marcher barons
Capital Cardiff
Government Lordship
Lord
 -  1093–1107 Robert Fitzhamon
 -  1217–1230 Gilbert de Clare
 -  1509-1536 Henry VII of England
Historical era Middle Ages
 -  Conquered by Robert Fitzhamon 1091
 -  Annexation by Henry VIII 1536
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The Lordship of Glamorgan was one of the most powerful and wealthy of the Welsh Marcher Lordships. Established by the conquest of Glamorgan from its last Welsh ruler, the Anglo-Norman Lord of Glamorgan, like all Marcher lords, ruled his lands directly by his own law: thus he could, amongst other things, declare war, raise taxes, establish courts and markets and build castles as he wished, without reference to the Crown. These privileges were only lost under the Laws in Wales Acts 1535–1542. Though possessing many castles, the main seat of the Lordship was Cardiff Castle.

First Creation[edit]

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Merged with English Crown[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • R. R. Davies, The Age of Conquest: Wales 1063–1415 (Oxford History of Wales, 2)
  • T. B. Pugh, Glamorgan County History:The Middle Ages: The Marcher Lordships of Glamorgan and Morgannwg and Gower and Kilvey from the Norman Conquest to the Act of Union of England and Wales