|Dictionary of British History|
The cantref is an early Welsh administrative district, roughly similar in function to the English 'hundred'. The term is made up of two parts. Can or cant comes from the term for a hundred. Second is 'tref' a much less distinct term which might mean a house, settlement, or even a town. Thus the compound term 'cantref' generally meant the smallest type of settlement.
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A plot to kill Elizabeth I, gain support for a Spanish invasion, and free Mary, Queen of Scots from captivity
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The plot was led by Anthony Babington!
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03 March, 1843
Daniel Macnaghten acquitted of murdering Edward Drummond
TThe celebrated court case came about when Macnaughten shot Drummond, Peel's secretary, thinking he was Peel. Macnaughten was freed on the grounds of insanity, the 'Macnaughten Rules'