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This king of Mercia built an immense earthwork stretching the length of the current Welsh border
His dyke replaced an earlier earthwork called Wat's Dyke, built by his predecesor, Aethelbald
He is generally regarded as the most powerful Saxon king before Alfred the Great
This Day in British History
06 June, 1839
The riots, in south and mid Wales, were a protest against high taxation and tolls. A major target of protesters (usually men dressed as women) were toll gates.