|Dictionary of British History|
A commote is an administrative district used throughout Wales from the medieval period. Commotes were introduced as subdivision of the cantref, the Welsh equivilent of the English hundred. The cantref was originally a centre for the administration of Welsh law, but this role was later taken over by the commote. There were usually 2 to 3 commotes per cantref, but there could be as many as seven.
Time period(s): Medieval
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This Saxon leader resisted the Norman invasion from a base in the fens near present-day Ely
His nickname means 'wary'
He was known as 'The Exile' and 'The Outlaw' during his lifetime
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21 May, 1471
Henry VI killed at Tower of London
Henry's murder neatly coincided with the triumphant arrival in London of Edward of York (soon to become Edward IV)