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  Kingdom of Powys - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Through-out the early Dark Ages, Powys was ruled by the Gwerthernion dynasty, a family claiming descent jointly from the marriage of Vortigern and Princess Sevira, the daughter of Magnus Maximus.
In 616 Powys was attacked by Æthelfrith of Northumbria in his pursuit of a political rival, Edwin of Northumbria, who had sought refuge in Gwynedd.
Powys was united with Gwynedd when king Merfyn Frych of Gwynedd married princess Nest, the sister of king Cyngen of Powys, the last representative of the Gwertherion dynasty.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kingdom_of_Powys   (2023 words)

 Powys - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Powys is a local government principal area and a preserved county in Wales.
On April 1, 1996, the districts were abolished, it became a unitary authority, with a minor border adjustment in the north-east (specifically the addition of the communities of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Llansilin and Llangedwyn from Glyndwr district in Clwyd).
This area is named after the older Welsh Kingdom of Powys, which occupied the northern two thirds of the area, and came to an end when it was occupied by Llywelyn ap Gruffydd of Gwynedd during the 1260s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Powys   (285 words)

 Powys Family Collection
Theodore Francis Powys was born 20 December 1875, in Shirley, England the son of Charles Francis (a clergyman) and Mary Cowper (Johnson) Powys.
Educator, critic, novelist and poet John Cowper Powys was born 8 October 1872, in Shirley, Derbyshire, England the son of Charles Francis (an Anglican clergyman) and Mary Cowper (Johnson) Powys.
Llewelyn Powys was born in 1884, the fifth son of Charles Francis (an Anglican clergyman) and Mary Cowper (Johnson) Powys.
www.lib.uconn.edu /online/research/speclib/ASC/findaids/Powys/MSS19680001.html   (786 words)

 the powys society
It declared that its aim must be 'the establishment of the true literary status of the Powys family through promotion of the reading and discussion of their works'.
Philippa Powys was a novelist and poet, as was Lucy Powys's daughter, Mary Casey.
In America John Cowper Powys was friendly with the novelist Theodore Dreiser and the poets Edgar Lee Masters, E A Robinson and Edna St Vincent Millay; in Wales with the poet Raymond Garlick and the novelist James Hanley.
home.iae.nl /users/tklijn/pws/powyssoc.htm   (996 words)

 Cyngor Sir Powys County Council: Powys County Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Powys County Council’s website has broken into the top ten of a local authority league table, according to a leading report.
Council tenants across Powys are being invited to the latest round of tenant panel meetings and express their views on a range of issues.
An extensive advertising campaign launched by Powys County Council to find suitable land in the Builth Wells area for a two week period in July has failed to find a location that could be licensed as a temporary gypsy and travellers' site.
www.powys.gov.uk /english/home   (486 words)

 John Cowper Powys: A Philosophy of Solitude - Book Reviews - House of Solitude - Hermitary
In this regard, Powys hopes to create a new level of discourse that will appeal to the common person, that person who desperately needs a philosophy of life, a means of comprehending the world around him or her, while at the same time being a person who is receptive and curious.
Powys likes the absence of sentimentality or "pietizing" in Wordsworth's view of nature, what Powys calls "elementalism." This is the term he uses to describe his own philosophy of solitude.
Powys calls it a "premeditated ecstasy," wherein we consciously and deliberately identify with the cosmic elements and the eternal force that animates them.
www.hermitary.com /bookreviews/powys.html   (1486 words)

Powys Notes is a literary journal which is the official publication of the Powys Society of North America (PSNA), devoted to the study of the lives and works of John Cowper Powys (1872-1963) and his brothers, Theodore and Llewelyn.
Powys would have cried on hearing of the September 11 tragedy, all the more because it had shown the gleaming towers of modern architecture as vulnerable and frangible, not all-conquering or holding the power to render everything smaller than them to oblivion.
Powys, though, postulates that, if man were to actually meet God, he would be more intoxicated than illuminated, more drunk with the power of God to heal pain than actually redeemed by His mercy.
members.aol.com /nicbirns/powys.html   (2537 words)

Powys describes the pageant as a 'Passion play', and in the miracle play the players were familiar to the audience, so the audience was always conscious of a gap between who the players really were, and who they were pretending to be.
Powys is doing it better: his is a brilliantly idiosyncratic and yet remarkably comfy bespoke William James world, whereas Barnes offers off the peg M&S postmodernism.
And yet Powys has been either criticised or ignored for originating his style of writing, whereas Barnes is celebrated for churning out more of the same old 'is it fact or is it fiction?' neatness we've had for several decades.
www.powys-lannion.net /JB_mirror/powysnext.htm   (639 words)

As Charles Lock points out, an interesting way into Powys for recent critical theory might be the fact that both he and Mikhail Bakhtin published critical works on Rabelais and Dostoevksy, and that Powys actually uses techniques of carnival and dialogism in his works to a great extent.
Powys saw this novel as his major work, and, arguably, it is. Certainly it vies with Glastonbury for consideration as his greatest novel.
Powys tackles Greek myth: Odysseus (eventually, after digressions which occupy most of the book) sets sail for the lost city (which is occasionally mentioned in earlier novels as an exmple of one of Powys's aboriginal civilisations).
www.powys-lannion.net /JB_mirror/pbib.htm   (2639 words)

 Powys Media - The Prisoner
Powys Media presents a series of six novels, set during the run of Patrick McGoohan's visionary 1967 TV series.
Each Powys Prisoner novel will feature the blend of paranoia, surrealism, wit, and sharp-edged social commentary which made the series so distinctive.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Powys Media is not accepting unsolicited manuscripts, proposals, synopses, treatments, etc. Please do not send any unsolicited manuscripts, etc. Any unsolicited material will be returned unopened and unread.
www.cerebralmassage.com /Powys/Prisoner   (218 words)

 Powys Community Safety Partnership - Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Powys Community Safety departments are offering the following home security advice for people preparing to go on their annual summer holidays this year.
One drunken driver could be responsible for the next fatal accident in Powys and therefore if members of the public are aware of persons who drink and drive then we would ask them to please get in touch with the local police or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 before it's too late.
Powys County Council is not one of these local authorities as it works well with partner agency the Police, to ensure speedy removal of abusive graffiti messgaes.
www.csg.powys.org.uk /english/default.php3   (1720 words)

 Powys Family History Society - Covers Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire and Brecknockshire
The present day Powys is an administrative county which was formed in 1974 at a time of local government reorganisation.
The aims of Powys FHS are to encourage the study of family history and, in so doing, encourage the transcription and preservation of records and information which would otherwise be lost
Powys FHS is a member of Capel (the Welsh chapels heritage society); the Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS); and the Association of Family History Societies of Wales (AFHSW)
www.rootsweb.com /~wlspfhs   (459 words)

 Powys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the 9th century Powys was joined with the kingdom of Gwynedd.
Powys later broke from Gwynedd, then split into northern and southern kingdoms in the mid 12th century.
The northern kingdom was ruled by Madog, while the southern kingdom was ruled by his brother Gruffydd, sons of Maredudd ap Bleddyn.
www.castlewales.com /powys_s.html   (144 words)

John Cowper Powys was born on October 8th 1872 in Shirley, Derbyshire, England, the eldest of two other famous brothers, Theodore Francis Powys (1875-1953) and Llewelyn Powys (1884-1939).
Although the brothers were religious, it seems that Theodore Powys had the strongest quest throughout his life to try to understand nature, God and his relationship to both.
Anyway, it is generally believed that John Cowper Powys had the opportunity to meet the Great Beast and we know this did occur in 1939 as he mentions it in a letter to his friend, Nicholas Ross.
www.redflame93.com /Powys.html   (1534 words)

 Strategaeth Cymuned Powys Community Strategy
While this process is being led by the County Council, all the public agencies are involved, and the strategy is considering all aspects of life in the county.
The process is one that seeks to empower the community and to allow it to influence the long-term vision for Powys, and the way that public resources are allocated to communities over the next 10 to 15 years.
Powys County Council and Powys Association of Voluntary Associations (PAVO) have a team of officers working on its Community Strategy.
community-strategy.powys.org.uk   (815 words)

 Cyngor Sir Powys County Council: Powys County Archives Office
Opened as recently as 1991, the Powys County Archives Office is located in Llandrindod Wells, and serves as the official repository for the records of the modern county of Powys (first established in 1974) and the three former counties of Brecon, Montgomery and Radnor.
We have also produced over twenty information sheets for researchers based on particular subjects such as summary lists of parish registers, addresses of superintendent registrars, sources for family and house history, etc. These may be found under Researching Local History and Heritage.
Here the history of selected towns in Powys, or topics such as "crime and punishment", may be explored through original sources.
archives.powys.gov.uk   (221 words)

 Inventory of the Llewelyn Powys Manuscript Book: 1920s-1950s and undated
From 1914 to 1919 Llewelyn Powys lived in Kenya, managing a farm for his brother William, who was in military service during World War I. In 1919, Llewelyn moved to the United States, and did not return to England again until 1925.
Llewelyn Powys was born 13 August 1884 and died 2 December 1939.
In 1909, however, Llewelyn Powys was diagnosed with tuberculosis, and, though he spent the next two years in a sanatorium in Davos, Switzerland, Powys was never to regain full health.
www.lib.utexas.edu /taro/tamucush/00106/tamu-00106.html   (1709 words)

 Dinas Powys Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Whether in wood or stone, the purpose of a revetment was to prevent a bank or mound of earth from collapsing, either into the ditch or the interior enclosure.
double row of postholes at Dinas Powys indicated that the bank was surmounted by a palisade and fighting platform, and there may have been a timber tower at this point; a similar feature was revealed at Penmaen.
The entrance at Dinas Powys was on the north-west side, with a timber gate at the end of the passage.
www.castlewales.com /dinas_pw.html   (363 words)

 waste management powys county council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Powys County Council and Powys Local Health Board launched a 3-year campaign to promote the use of reusable nappies as an alternative to disposal nappies, at the beginning of Real Nappy Week 2004 on Monday 29 March.
The campaign provides information and guidance to enable parents to make an informed choice about nappies to make parents aware of the wide variety of cotton nappies now available, the ease and simplicity of using them and how much money can be saved compared to disposable nappies.
Further information about the campaign can be obtained by contacting Roanna at Powys County Council on 0845 607 6060 or roanna.manson@powys.gov.uk.
waste.powys.gov.uk /english/reduction_nappies.htm   (529 words)

 Cyngor Sir Powys County Council: Libraries
Powys Library service has commissioned a Welsh language book about Ann Griffiths to celebrate her life and work and to mark the Bicentenary of her death.
The Powys Library and Archive Service has worked in partnership with the BBC to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the end od World War 2.  Special events were held at Newtown and Brecon libraries and at the County Archives office and other branches celebrated in their own way.
Powys Library Service along with Powys Local Health Board, is launching a pioneering Book Prescription scheme which prescribes books rather than tablets to patients with mental health problems.
library.powys.gov.uk   (578 words)

 Open Directory - Regional: Europe: United Kingdom: Wales: Powys: Society and Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Powys Challenge Trust - Works with offenders, defendants and those at risk of offending to reduce crime and reintegrate people within their communities.
Powys Regeneration Partnership - Made of 165 organisations withthe aim to oversee economic, community and environmental regeneration throughout the county.
Powys Telecentres - A force to counter current social and economic trends by bringing the application of information, communications, office and Internet technologies closer to individuals, voluntary and community groups and businesses in rural Powys.
dmoz.org /Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Wales/Powys/Society_and_Culture   (449 words)

 Powys on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
POWYS [Powys] pō´Ĭs, county, 2,009 sq mi (5,204 sq km), E central Wales.
Named after the Welsh princedom, Powys peaked as a vital region in the 12th cent.
North Powys free of foot-and-mouth; OUTBREAK: South Wales Valleys, Monmouthshire and South Powys risk-status downgraded.(News)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/P/Powys.asp   (390 words)

 Powys & Ceredigion Health Promotion - community
The support of the gay community in Powys was started in October1998 and was drawn together by March 1999 when a monthly lesbian and gay night began in Newtown.
The educational and publicity programme explaining the life cycle of hydatid disease and the important control measures, is directed at pre-defined target groups as well as the whole community.
The areas in Powys are Newtown, Welshpool and Ystradgynlais and the areas in Ceredigion are Cardigan and Aberystwyth.
healthcare.powys.org.uk /commun.htm   (2021 words)

 Powys Family History Society Journal
Feedback from a sample of exhibitors and members of Powys FHS indicated that the Fair held on 5 August 00 was again a considerable success.
Powys FHS was one of about ten societies which were prepared to join this forward-looking venture.
Lord Teviot kindly raised questions on behalf of the Federation of Family History Societies in the House of Lords recently and replies were received from Lord Macintosh of Haringey on behalf of HM Treasury who in turn referred the questions to the Director of the Office of National Statistics (‘ONS’).
www.kc3.co.uk /~micronic/cronicl.htm   (3234 words)

 Powys Training - Learning For All   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
All NVQs are done either on placement with an employer or by an individual in employment as they must be conducted in the workplace.
Powys Training can offer the underpinning training, skills and knowledge and the assessment package which leads to Unit and full qualification accreditation.
In addition Powys Training can arrange for members of your staff to become qualified assessors, Learning and Development Award A2 (workplace assessor), to reduce the cost of training staff to NVQ standard.
www.powys-training.co.uk /business/courses.htm   (745 words)

 Mid Wales Guest house Powys Edderton Hall
Edderton Hall Luxury Guest House Powys is owned and managed by Mike Broxton and family, Edderton Hall is perfectly situated in the beautiful Montgomeryshire countryside and commands panoramic views across the Severn Valley towards Powys Castle and beyond.
Powys county is by far the largest county in Wales.
Powys covers a landscape of valleys and mountains, including most of Brecon Beacons National Park.
www.eddertonhall.com   (139 words)

 Powys Community Safety Partnership - Powys Domestic Abuse Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Many women and children in Powys live with the constant threat of domestic abuse affecting their physical and emotional well being and constraining their lives.
At least a quarter of women in Powys will experience domestic abuse at some point in their lives and the level of repeat victimisation is in the region of 33%, according to police data.
There is evidence that violence escalates in frequency and intensity over time, and may increase at specific points in a woman's life (such as, during pregnancy and following the birth of a child) or at particular times, such as separation or divorce.
www.csg.powys.org.uk /english/pdaf.php3   (503 words)

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