sites in Wales
A guide to Wales, highlighting attractions, history, and visitor information.
Prehistoric sites in Wales
Browse this list of prehistoric sites to visit in Wales alphabetically (on this page) or by Region (see a regional map). Unless otherwise noted, most sites are freely accessible, but please be respectful of the rights of landowners.
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This ransom was first paid during the reign of Aethelred the Unready to prevent Danish attack
The first payment (in 991 AD) was 20,000 marks
Later kings used the precedent to impose taxes for military purposes
This Day in British History
20 December, 1192
Richard I captured and imprisoned by Leopold V of Austria
Richard (the Lionheart) and Leopold had become enemies on the 3rd Crusade. Richard was only freed after payment of a heavy ransom.