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MARCHES, Eng. law. This word signifies the limits, or confines, or borders. Bac. Law Tracts, tit. Jurisdiction of the. Marches, p. 246. It was applied to the limits between England and Wales or Scotland. In Scotland the term marches is applied to the boundaries between private properties.

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Perhaps he might have further explored the complex relationships between Marcher lords and the English crown, as well as English-Welsh relations and those of the Marcher lords and their Welsh subjects and neighbours.
The play tells the story of Siwan's affair with the young Marcher Lord, Gwilyn Brewys, and the terrible revenge exacted by Llywelyn who returns unexpectedly and discovers the lovers in the royal bed.
The new Earl Somers, like some fierce Marcher lord of old, had already equipped himself with a tremendous neo-Norman castle at Eastnor, from whose baronial towers and battlements he defied the radical impulses of the French Revolution.
Funded by Gallu (the South Wales tourism training and development organisation), the seven-hour trip also took in Mynydd-y-Betws, the highest mountain in Swansea and the location of the historic 13th century Penller'r Castell ruins thought to have once been a stronghold garrisoned by a Marcher Lord against one of his rivals.
Sir" David is often said to have been a marcher lord and a strapping, broad-shouldered, six-foot two in height (remarkably tall for the time).
Joan fell in love with Marcher Lord William De Broase when he was captured by Llywelyn's Welsh forces in fighting near Montgomery, in 1228.
But John de Breos, a Marcher Lord of Gower, re-built the castle in hard-to-burn stone, and its medieval glory days began.
The castle was built by the Norman marcher Lord Robert fitz Martin around 1108.
But John de Braose, a Marcher Lord of Gower, once again rebuilt the castle, this time in hard-to-burn stone, and its glory days began.
It lay at the heart of turbulent power struggles between English kings, Welsh princes and Marcher lords.