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Shrewsbury

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg VI-2 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg VI-2 map





Facts in brief:

Historically important for strategic location near English-Welsh border; ruled by Welsh princes of Powys during 5th-6th centuries; part of Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia from 8th century; subject of border disputes until the 17th century; birthplace of Charles Darwin.

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