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THE WREXHAM RECORDER. " 0, the Recorder:—let me see." Hamlet. Vol. I. No. 8. OCTOBER, 1848. [Price 2d. HISTORICAL GLEANINGS, No. 6. hawarden castle, flintshiee—Concluded. (Continued from page 100.^ It was also agreed by another treaty,* signed at Montgomery, that in future, the Dee should be the boundary between England and Wales, from Wirrall in Cheshire, to Holt in Denbighshire; and thence, in a direct line to Peng?cern, the present Shrewsbury. After bringing matters to this state, strange as it may appear, the Earl of Leicester, who had in¬ stigated the rebellion, was now labouring to suppress the same ! This he conducted in a deceitful, though masterly, manner; he eventually succeeded, and Hawarden was again under Papal power restored to the Crown. An admonitory Bull was issued, excathedra, from the reigning Pope to Ottoboni, the then Legate to the Prince of Wales, requiring him to surrender all the territory he had lately taken from the King. Though, at the moment, the mandate did not produce the desired effect, it soon operated in a disunion among the parties ; the Lords Marchers made a grand effort to liberate their Prince ; this they effected, together with the taking of the whole country from Chester to Hereford, spreading their victorious arms with horror and dismay. Under these varying scenes Leicester broke up with Llywelyn, and like a coward, joined the strongest side ; for the English had now become the most powerful. After several conflicts, disgraceful to both, the Earl, for the sake of putting an end to the War, and with a view to cement a re¬ union, offered his daughter, Eleanor de Montford, to the Prince of Wales, which according to the policy of Llywellyn, was an offer not to be re- . fused. The Pope brought on a pacification between the parties, during which time, this Castle was probably, destroyed by the command of Lly- * Annates Cestrecnces, and Vide Parry's Essay, page 21. NO. VIII. G